2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

November 2, 2013

QUESTION...

...when a jacket and a skirt is made from the same fabric,  do they then become a suit?  For me that is usually the case, but in this situation - I think not?


I had mentioned in a past post that I had fallen in love with this pattern and mostly the print used on the pattern envelope.  Folks I've been feeling a little aztec-y lately.
McCall's 6844
So I immediately started looking for a nice aztec print.  Of course I could not find this exact print, but I did find one that I thought was suitable for my jacket. It's made of a nice pontederoma - one of my favorite fabrics in the whole wide world, because it's soft and so easy to work with.  I seriously considered making this jacket in a sweater knit but could not make up my mind - so wishy/washy!  I think the next one (and there will be a next one) will be out of a sweater knit.
My Version of the jacket (wild huh) paired with a black MimiG pencil skirt made last Fall.  There is just nothing like a nice #2 pencil.

But I also wanted to make a pencil skirt from the same fabric - thought it would make a wonderful addition to my Fall Wardrobe.
Aztec print pencil - another one from the MimiG's tutorial.  How easy does it get!
The print is so bold that I would nevah consider wearing the two together.  So I plan on wearing the jacket with my black skirt or pants; and the skirt with a cream colored top and black jacket.  I'll be able to come up with several different combinations using the two pieces separately - which in my book is a winning situation...

50 comments:

  1. love that fabric--both pieces are gorgeous!

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  2. Hi Faye, the fabric is pretty and both of your garments are pretty too. I think is a good plan to wear the jacket with black skirt/pants and the skirt with a cream colored top and black jacket.
    Wishing you a lovely weekend :-)

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  3. For a really bold look try a red top with the skirt and chunky jewelry!

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    1. Marvelous idea Melodye! Hadn't thought of that combination - I'm gonna go with it to add POP!

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  4. I love that you used that fabric for both pieces but totally agree that the two together will be too much! Like your ideas on how to wear both separately and so glad that you've made two new pieces for your wardrobe!

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  5. Really nicely done Faye!! I just finished my second project with this pattern today! :)

    I think they both make awesome additions to your wardrobe!

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    1. Your cardi/jacket fit so well too Mrs. Smith! Can't wait to see the new addition.

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  6. I really love them both! I see the skirt with a black top and a Navajo silver/turquoise necklace!

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    1. Another great ideal BeckyMc. Mmmmm silver and turquoise - I could see that happening.

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  7. Love the skirt and jacket. I agree that together too much,but apart fabulous.

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    1. Thank you Kelroc! I'm so glad that the two pieces present so many options!

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  8. Putting them together to make an Aztec column would be way too much, but as individual pieces they are stunning ~ eyecatching for all the right reasons. Great pattern choices with this fab fabric, you have excelled yourself ... J

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    1. Excelled myself - ahhh Judith you made me feel wonderful!

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  9. Two great pieces, separately! Love them both.

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  10. Long time reader/lurker -- love your blog! :)

    BUUUUT bold patterned suits are making a come-back. You might be able to rock it! :)

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    1. It makes me feel so good to know that you are a long time reader here - please keep reading! I'm a little fearful, but who knows, on the just the right occasion I might go ahead and rock the pair!

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  11. I agree with you: wearing these pieces as separates is best with such a bold print. I like the idea of pairing the skirt with a bold top and bling.

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    1. Thanks Lynn! Yep, I'm gonna bling it right on up.

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  12. Oh Faye both the jacket and the skirt are stunning! Two wonderful pieces you can mix and match and will always look so classy. The fabric is just gorgeous!!!

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  13. I love this fabric!! I just purchased the jacket pattern today and hope to find the right fabric similar to what the model is wearing. This fabric did make up as a pretty skirt as well.

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    1. Thank you Linda, I'm sure you will love the pattern.

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  14. I love the jacket and skirt. I can see both pieces working with a lot of other colors.

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  15. I like the top, but I LOVE the skirt. I think the pattern on the fabric shows really well in the straight skirt!

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    1. I like the jacket, but LOVE the skirt as well. Thank you!

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  16. Both the top and skirt turned out fantastic. I can see you wearing the top with a burgandy pencil skirt, and the skirt with a burgandy pullover. Good job...no great job!

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    1. Thank you Diane! I hadn't thought of burgandy.

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    2. Ms. Faye...Where did you purchase the fabric. Really am loving the skirt. Bought the jacket pattern today. Still on the road, but my quest is to search for fabric stores.

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  17. Both pieces are beautiful as long as you wear them separately. What a great choice of fabric. And the possibilities are endless. You could wear deep orange, purple, mustard like color, a toned down fuschia, a bright hunter green, oh my gosh so many colors, One more color cooperrrrr!

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  18. Wow Alethia you are a color expert. Thanks!

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  19. I love this Faye, simply fantastic! You first bought this pattern to my attention, and made me go get the pattern immediately, and now after seeing yours; I had to get started TODAY, lol.....

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  20. Love it! Love the print and how it looks as a jacket or a skirt.
    I tend to buy too much fabric and usually end up making a "suit" like yours that never go together anywhere, as it would be too much!

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  21. Love love love it! I have that same jacket pattern and have been dying to make it! Glad it worked out so well for you. It looks great paired with the black pencil skirt.

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  22. The jacket is superb, and love the idea of pairing with other colors. The skirt is so lovely and shows the fabric detail so well

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  23. I love the jacket and the skirt. Both show off your lovely fabric in unique ways.

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  24. Beautiful fabric and great choice for them. You always do a lovely job. Do you ever have wadders?

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  25. YES! Faye, this outfit is lovely and that. fabric. is. absolutely. gorgeous! You put the WoW in this!!

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  26. I LOVE...both pieces. It's funny because I've asked myself the same question with a skirt and jacket that is near completion..both made from the same fabric! I feel obligated to make it work. Anyway...these pieces are fabulous! As usual nice work!

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  27. Wow Faye, both pieces are absolutely beautiful! Glad to see you found the pattern! I would really like to see this one on you too! Did you line your jacket?

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  28. Hi Faye, I love those pieces! The fabric is fabulous! I actually got that fabric on the envelope from Joann's! I've actually made an a-line skirt out of it and love it! I'm very behind on my blog reading much less keeping my blog updated. I've included on the online link below as well if you're interested.

    http://www.joann.com/eclectic-voyager-fabric-chevron-black-and-gray-ponte/12524906.html

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    1. Also, I'm not sure why the online photo has the chevrons going vertical. They're actually horizontal to the grainline... just that I should mention that. :)

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  29. Faye, thank you so much for sending me the link to this post. The jacket you made is wonderful and to have had enough fabric to get a skirt too - wonderful, but I agree, not together. Wonderful pieces that I imagine are very comfortable. I may actually try that jacket. Again, thanks, and Happy New Year.

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