I had been given a wonderful vintage fabric a few years ago… It was high time to make something of it!
Ever seen the movie or read the Confession of a shopaholic book? Well, I’m not like the protagonist —regarding shopping. But I guess I have kind of an addiction to fabric when I am surrounded by silk, cotton, wool with plenty of colors and different textures… all wrapped up and waiting to be cut before becoming a lil dress, a warm coat or even a trendy top.
—I am pretty sure I just look like a 6 years old girl looking at Santa for the 1st time.
So, my point is that I always have plenty of fabrics waiting to be sewn, but I can’t prevent myself from buying some more. But this time, I just wanted to use the vintage one my grandmother —who taught me the sewing basics when I was a teen— gave me 2 years ago. Dark, shiny, it had this deep colored background with gold lines. Perfect for sewing yokes and make a top for this falls!
So, yokes it was. As the project was quite easy, I made my own pattern.
After having thought it over and over again, I decided to place them on the front and the back of the top. At this time, I was thinking about using the same fabric for the stitching before changing my mind —again!— and use a shiny green one instead.
So, I decided to go for a suede skirt to match the green top.
See the difference between the front and the back: the yokes at the back is much bigger… and the skirt is just as puffy as I wanted!
Top: 7H – 10€
Skirt: 4H – 8€
Picture credits: Cecile Cailliere