MMMay16 – Bonus Day.

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I committed to only Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays…but realized I was wearing something I’d sewn after I got dressed today. So here’s a bonus day!

The grey skirt is a Collette Patterns Mabel skirt lengthened to copy a ready-to-wear ponte pencil skirt that I got from (of all places) Forever 21 a long time ago. I just traced off the bottom of the skirt for the length/shape, & added a vent in the back (instead of the Mabel kick pleat). I really like the Mabel waistband, which stays up without added elastic — and actually fits me better than the RTW skirt does. Another bonus: even at this length and at my size (XL at waist, graded to 2X at the hips), this skirt can be made with a single yard of 60″ wide ponte knit.

I like the va-va-va-voomness of this skirt. With a top like this — or a peplum top — I look way more hourglass-y than I actually am. I’m vain enough to appreciate that.

The tank is Old Navy, & the mesh cardigan came from Re/Dress (maybe 2 years ago), but I made the elastic belt, too.


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