I just can’t get enough of the matching sets y’all! I used the same pattern combo for this one as I did for the gingham one, and I of course had to use some more fun trim at the hem!
The top pattern is the (now free!) Isabella Tank by Sew Loft aka Spit Up and Stilettos. I won’t go super into detail about how much I love the cut of this tank because you’ve heard ALL bout it in the other matching set post. But I just love the shell shape with the cut-in armholes and keyhole back!
The skirt is my self drafted skirt sloper that I use for all my pencil skirts. I of course added a patch pocket though I had to piece it together because I didn’t have a ton of this tropical fabric left. Is learning to self draft your own pencil skirt something you would be interested in?
This amazing tropical print fabric is from A Thrifty Notion – one of my favorite online second hand fabric shops! I love popping in there to see what I can find every now and then, and I spotted this fabric when I was on there looking for something else entirely. It was only a bout a yard or so. So I had barely enough to make this combo. The navy canvas I color blocked the top with was a bit leftover from a freelance sewing project. I think the mix of a serious solid with a kind of wacky print kind of keeps the outfit looking modern.
And I of course could not resist the desire to add some fun pom pom trim on the hem of the top. I found this trim from an etsy shop and it matched the green in the skirt perfectly!
Not many adjustments at all other than adding the color blocking to stretch my fabric. The skirt is drafted just for me so naturally it needs no adjusting, and the top fit pretty much right out of the package!
Now that I have two of these tops I would love to make another in a lighter fabric as both the ones I have are a little on the heavier side for summer really. I also wouldn’t mind lowering the front neckline a touch!
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