And here in my new top and an old skirt that I made two years ago.
These are both Lisette patterns, which aren't difficult to sew at all... the top was actually cut out on Tuesday morning and worn to quiz night at a local pub Tuesday night... of course, someone said it looked like blood spots were on it (sob). It's actually made from Japanese double gauze by Naomi Ito, and a dream to work with... presses beautifully, and has just a tiny bit of bite, I hardly had to pin the straight seams at all! It's thin but not see through, cool, and the prints have that lovely Japanese minimalist aesthetic and refined feel. I bought some that's a wee bit thicker for a summer dress that's coming up soon in the queue. The color of natural muslin, that thick cream color is good for my coloring.
I think the buttons are sweet, but I've already replaced the ones I used for a St. Patrick's Day dance.
Patterns: Both Simplicity, Skirt: 2211, Top: 2245
Cost: Skirt: $20, Top: $26
Time: Skirt: 8 leisurely hours, Top: 6 hours