Exhibit A is in a deep blue stretch panne velvet, from the leftovers from Sam's Magicka robe here. Basically, it's a big, roomy, cropped, oversized velvet Tshirt. Ha! I know that sounds weird and like the kind of thing that has potential to be hideous, but I think it turned out absolutely not. I love it, unequivocally.
The Sea Change is a gorgeous design; modern and stylish, comfortably roomy, chicly oversized and tres elegant. It is also a super easy, quick and simple project; a "can be started the night before to wear the next day", kind of a project. My measurements fell on the upper side of Small, lower side of Medium, so I elected to go Medium. This feels fine, but the top is quite unfitted and intentionally roomy so I would have been equally comfortable in the Small too, I think.
Having done a little cleanout recently I realised that I had very few skirts that matched my lovely new top... the horror! I raced to rectify this terrible situation.
I unearthed from le stash a few smallish pieces of bright blue cotton corduroy, the leftovers from my dyed blue ray dress here. I had just exactly enough to eke out the pieces of Vogue 1247... o joy! It's bordering on embarrassing how many of these skirts I have made by now. It's such a fantabulous little pattern; a. on its own merits, nothing else considered; and also b. for using up a pile of awkwardly too-big-to-throw-away leftover scraps, and also c. it's hard to have too many of these classic little A-line skirts in winter.
I bound the inner seam allowances of the skirt with some pretty pink and white polycotton gingham, itself the leftovers from a lemon-butter bottling project, and also used for this nightie. I have now used up every. Single. Last. Weeny. Scrap, of this stuff. Hurrah!
The only thing I had to buy new for this entire outfit was the invisible zip for the skirt... and then this is a whole new outfit ALL from leftovers! So it feels kinda free, in a way. Double hurrah!
But wait, there's more...
I embroidered a tiny "x" to mark the back...
*cue immediate purchase*
I bought enough for a matching skirt too. I'm rather excited about the skirt; which I have to confess is already made, finished and hanging in the wardrobe but not yet worn or documented, whoops!! anyway I'm excited about wearing it because I think it will go very nicely with both of these tops, and a whole lot of my current existing tops too. In fact, I'm quite looking forward to mixing and matching all these things in with my new and existing winter wardrobe.
Tops; the Sea Change top by Lily Sage & Co, (1) dark blue stretch velvet, and (2) pink and green poly crepe lined with pink organza
Skirts; Vogue 1247 lengthened, (1) blue cotton corduroy, and (2) yellow cotton corduroy, details here and my review of this pattern here