Winter Wear Designs

ReSEWlutions: Sew yourself some love!

Boulevard Skirt and Double Take Tank by WWD

Eek!
I’m so excited about this one! šŸ˜€

For last month’s ReSEWlution blog tour I mashed the Satara and the Crop Dresses to make this super cute placket skirt. Suzanne like it so much that she turned it into a pattern! Woot!

Meet the Boulevard Skirt:

Plenty of fun options:

  • Maxi lengths (36, 38, 40, 42, & 44 inch outseam lengths);
  • Below Knee length;
  • Knee Length;
  • Optional High Low;
  • Optional Pocket;
  • Contoured Waist Band with wide or narrow width to fit at either your higher natural waist or lower on your hips;
  • Fully Functional Front Placket or Front Placket with Waistband Extension and Fly Shield.

I just had to make a Maxi right away!
I used a silk/satin bland and omitted the pockets because the fabric is finicky and I decided to avoid the hassle. lol

The maxi option is a bit of a fabric hog, as it takes about 4 yd, but it’s oh so worth it.

I graded the waistband from my waist (4) to my high-hip size (10) and cut the skirt size 10. The fit is perfect!

The top I had in mind pairing the skirt with made the outfit have a bit of a formal vibe due to the fabric choice, and as I want to wear this skirt during summer, I whipped up a crop top using the Double Take Tank pattern.

The Double Take is an awesome tank designed for wovens:

I love the idea of a racer back woven tank.
I have one racer back, shirttail hem tank all cut and ready to go, but this other project got me side tracked… Sounds familiar to anyone else?

I didn’t have any woven at hand that matched the fabric I used for the Boulevard, so I made it out of knit.

I sized one down and got the not too tight crop top I was aiming for.
If you’d like to give a knit Double Take a go and want it more fitted, I’d go 2 sizes down.

I think the outfit turned out so cute!
Now I only need warm summer days and find the guts to actually wear the crop top out of the house at the age of 42! lol

BOULEVARD SKIRT

DOUBLE TAKE TANK

Don’t miss any of the inspiring stops along the tour:

2/25
Patricia of Sew Far North

2/26

2/27
Meriel of  Ellie and Nels

2/28
Aurelie of Maglice and So (guest posting at WWD)

3/1
Livia of Liviality
Diane of Sewing with D

xxx
Livia

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10 Comments

  1. This is absolute perfection. You’re gorgeous and I adore this entire outfit! <3

  2. The whole outfit is stunning! I love what you came up with here!

  3. How do you look amazing in everything??? šŸ˜ I love this outfit!!

    1. admin says:

      You’re too kind Laura! Thank you so much! <3

  4. Patricia says:

    Wow. It is simply amazing and I love your colour choices.
    You look so good, Iā€™d wear that top everyday with your lovely figure!!

    1. admin says:

      Thank you so much, Patricia!
      I’ll try to work up the courage until summer haha šŸ˜‰

  5. You could totally wear your crop tank out! You look awesome in your gorgeous outfit!

    1. admin says:

      Aw, thanks! <3

  6. Rachel A Reece says:

    This is beautiful!

    1. admin says:

      Thank you!!

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