Briefly: This is the draped skirt, without the drape, and the top I made to wear under an open necked shirt (another experiment) because sleeveless tops don't fly solo here in the winter.
|practicing good posture|
I first made the top last summer from an apricot-coloured double gauze with a laughing hippo print. I wore the top to my mother's 80th birthday party (as one does) but I can't find a picture right now, and it is tucked away until spring. (Marie made her beloved a pair of pyjama pants from the same fabric, if you are at all curious about what this laughing hippo double gauze looks like.)
Ok now, focus on the current project! (Apparently I don't do 'briefly'.) The front of the skirt is still partially on the bias.
and at least merge slightly on the other side.
The pullover shirt the sleeveless top was made to go with.
It looks better in this photo. (That's the difference between taking photos before rushing off to work and on a Saturday morning.)
It's more 'edgy' and 'structured' when you make a top from a felted wool instead of the recommended knit. And that is soooo important, because your know, I am am all about wearing clothes that are 'edgy'. :P I've used the top from this pattern a number of times. The skirt, not so much, as I don't do ruffles, and I have yet to try the faux wrapped front.
Here is a rather bad selfie of another version, with long sleeves.
|yes, that is an oar hanging in the background.|
There are a great number of asides in this post and very little actual information. I thank you for your patience.