Some details of the skirt and top from the previous post; top "a" and skirt "m" from Unique Clothes Any Way You Like, (hmmm, yes, the title is a bit of a mouthful...) by Natsuko Hiraiwa.
The skirt is a big rectangle with the lower hem shaped in a slight curve...
The dress zip is inserted in the top edge of the skirt, perpendicular to the body... I added a skirt hook and eye closure at the top.
The fabric is a lovely crinkly linen/cotton mix, with both salmon pink and grey in its colouration. The skirt is lined completely with soft taupe muslin. The lining and skirt are attached together at the top seam, and hang separately down on the inside of the skirt, and I hand-stitched the side slits together on the inside of the skirt... why? Because I can't bear for a skirt lining to slip in and out of view through the slit in a slit-sided skirt, I reckon it looks real sloppy when you see it happen.
The top has two long sashes inserted in the shoulder seams; these can be worn either both hanging down in front (as seen in the previous post below), with both draped around the opposite shoulder:
or with one hanging down in front and one draped over the opposite shoulder as in the top picture; my preferred way. Or you could tie them loosely in front, like a sailor-inspired look, will have to try this one out next time!
Got loads of washing and house-sorting-out to do after our lovely sojourn away, so.... later, dudes!