Have you ever been in a fabric store, picked up a bolt of fabric that you really liked but didn't have a use for and right before putting it back, someone else walks over and you get so nervous that they will nab it that you keep it for yourself? Well, that's what happened.
I fell in love with this beautiful plaid but had no use for it. I've been telling myself to use up my stash but couldn't put the bolt down. There wasn't much left on it and when I saw someone walking over to where I was, I couldn't bear to let anyone else have it! So I bought two yards. It's ok, it was on sale.
Fast forward a few weeks and a New Years party invite came my way. What better excuse to make a new outfit? Out came that fabric. My original idea was to make a high low skirt but got distracted by this pin (damn you pinterest).
The "tablecloth" skirt came together pretty quickly. The tutorial was super easy to follow and the fabric was fantastic because I didn't have to match the plaids (!!) I decided to make the skirt high waisted with a zipper closure and the hem raised a bit higher than in the tutorial. I thought this would look cute with a crop top and made a quick one to go with the skirt.
I made the crop top by taking my front and back bodice sloper that I made years ago and just straightened the sides and removed all darts. I made the front and back out of this black knit that I got as a remnant. I cut out sleeves before realizing that I didn't add seam allowance and didn't have enough to make new sleeves so they had to be cut out of a different fabric. It turned out to be a happy mistake though because I really love the look!
Take a closer look at this fabric: do you really blame me for not passing it up?
Happy New Year!