Saturday, February 23, 2013

Simplicity 3510 Project Runway

Here is a peasant-style top I made using Simplicity 3510 pattern.  The pattern has many variations to it, all for dresses.  I decided to shorten the pattern to make a blouse to match a ruffle knit skirt I wanted to make to match.

I used a stretch ruffle lace trim over the seam that joined the bodice to the lower part of the blouse.

I purchased some ruffle knit fabric from Girl Charlee fabrics for the skirt.  I didn't use a pattern.  Instead, I made a yoga-style band for the skirt top.  Next I measured how long I wanted the skirt to be and carefully cut beneath the "ruffled" fabric.  Laying right sides together, I drew a line with just a slight flare from the top to the bottom.  I stretched the yoga band as far as it would stretch, and this is where I started the seam line for the top of the skirt. I placed another skirt on the bottom of the fabric to use as a gauge for the width.  I lined up the seam with the seam of the yoga band, which I placed in the center back.

I also made a black jersey knit camisole to be worn underneath the blouse.  I used a store-bought camisole top that was too small for the pattern, just enlarging it a little when I traced it.  I used FOE for the edging of the top and straps.  

Thanks for stopping by, Shirley