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Secret Separates


     I know my outfit is good when I have an urge to blog about it. This dress is actually secret separates, made up of the free Peppermint Wrap Skirt pattern and a self-drafted top. The fabric is the Oasis Night Fabric from Atelier Brunette, which I had the pleasure of buying in person from their Paris store. That store, by the way, is incredibly cute, and if not for luggage limitations I could have absolutely done some damage in there. 
     For the skirt, I made the Size A with minor modifications: adding one pocket in the side seam and using a slightly different (i.e. less precise) construction on the waist tie. (With the pattern and dark colors, no one can really tell.)
    I made the skirt first and when I was done had just enough fabric left that I felt confident I could squeeze a small top out of it. Plus, the skirt, to me, cried out for a matching top. For the top, first, I basically cut out two large rectangles (that were at least 1.5x wider than I am) and cut a small J shape on each side (I think it would work without this but I wanted an extra dip on the sides). I finished the sides that go under my arms with bias tape. Then I sewed a channel in the top, wide enough to allow a ribbon to pass through. I hemmed the bottom, slipped a ribbon in and was done. I didn't take any photos of the back, but the shape basically mirrors the front, exactly.  

I think that this color palette is very fall (my dad, initially, called this my "Halloween skirt") and I look forward to finding different ways to style it when I am back in a place with typical fall weather. Until then, here is one dress-up shot featuring a secondhand blazer that I also bought in Paris - it was meant to be.  
Are you into matching separates? Does it feel like fall wherever you are? 
Thanks for stopping by.

4 comments

  1. YES to matching separates! And I agree it's a blog worthy effort. ๐Ÿ˜

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    1. Haha thanks! I wore it again today and soaked up some compliments.

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  2. Love this fabric and what you made with it! I'm all for the idea of matching separates, though unfortunately the one time I ordered something in that vein, neither of the two pieces really worked for me.

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    1. Thank you! And yea, it can be a gamble. I think I have one other separates "dress" with a really bold print and I only ever wear them separately, as together they are a little loud.

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