I’ve been seeing the cutest retro print mini skirts paired with little crop tops lately. Like this set from Glitters For Dinner that I keep wishing I could afford.
|Glitters For Dinner – Kendra Orange Floral Set|
I decided I had to own my own two-piece playsuit but for that dreamiest of dreams to come true, I would have to make it myself. Without a pattern. … I can sew pretty okay as long as you give me the pattern pieces and a set of instructions but I can personally vouch for the laughable nature of my attempts at free-handing a design. (Maybe I have some photos squirreled away and I can share those mutants someday.) So to get some ideas, I pulled out all of my patterns and realized I already owned everything I needed. Hoarding is for winners.
For the crop top, I used the bodice of a Built By Wendy shift dress from the Built By Wendy Dresses Book. Easy! And it is a pullover. Even easier! For the skirt, I found a super neat pattern from 1971. Apparently, I’d been hoarding this away for quite some time since I have no idea where it even came from but was perfect.
|Simplicity Sewing Pattern 9332 Scooter Skirt and Tunic|
It’s not just a skirt, it’s a skort! I went with the view 2 skirt sans pocket and d-ring tab because I didn’t want to disrupt my crazy print. Overall, it was pretty easy to sew up (especially considering how cheap my rainbow cotton fabric was) and aside from the fact that I look like an adult, Rainbow Brite Color Kid cheerleader, I love it!