When it comes to wardrobe pieces there is probably nothing better than a dress. They are both easy and practical. No having to decide what to wear on the top or bottom. Choose your dress, add shoes, accessories, and you are ready to go.
One of my favorite dress styles is the 2-piece dress which is actually nothing more than a matching top and skirt.
My latest sewing project is this two piece dress comprised of a matching moss green velvet sweatshirt and pencil skirt.
Although these pieces were made for one another, they are strong enough to stand alone.
This color is really striking in person. My pictures don’t do it justice.
The Sweat Shirt
For the Sweatshirt I used It’s always Autumn’s Perfect Slouchy Sweatshirt Pattern found Here. When conceiving this look, I wanted a slouchy sweater look with dropped shoulders. After a couple of days of searching through my pattern stash, pattern books, and offerings from online pattern sellers I came up empty handed.
I can’t remember how I stumbled on Autumn’s site but I was glad that I did. When I saw her version of the sweatshirt, I knew it would be perfect for creating the look that I had in mind.
The pdf pattern consists of 2 main pieces (1 front, 1 back). After assembled, both pieces are cut on the fold. Measurements are given for the neckband, cuffs, and waistband.
The pattern went together very easily. I made two minor modifications to the neckband and cuffs. I subtracted 2 inches off the suggested cuff height and cut the neckband 27″ x 2″. I made no changes to the waistband. (Not Shown)
I really love this pattern and I will be using it again.
The Pencil Skirt
The skirt is Erica by Sinclair Patterns. I purchased it back in July customized to my measurements. With only 2 pattern pieces, (1 front/back, 1 waistband). After the pieces are assembled, they are both cut on the fold. This skirt was a breeze to cut out and put together.
The instructions for this skirt are very good. I would highly recommend it for a beginner.
Because I was able to customize it, the fit is perfect.