Dear Kate Spade
My obession with fabric runs deep! 😁 I bought these two prints together in hopes of creating a Kate Spade inspired look. I've never created an entire look mixing prints because I never thought I was any good at it 😩 However, I think this one hits the nail on the head though. 🔨 What do you think? 🤔 Both fabrics were purchased at Hobby Lobby.
To create this top, I used the bodice of McCalls patter M7626 and I used the peplum of McCalls pattern M7752. To make things easier, I would highly recommend Vogue pattern 9320 and lengthen the bodice. Instead of cutting one ruffle, you would cut three and attach the ruffles, wrong side of ruffle to right side of bodice. Serge all edges of the ruffles prior to attaching for a cleaner finish. For the closure on the back, you could use buttons or snaps like the pattern suggests.
Now, for the skirt, I used Vogue Pattern 9182. You'll notice that this pattern is a dress. Take away the bodice, attach a waistband and you have a skirt! Easy right?! I did however, make a few modifications to this skirt. I love the look of the tortoise shell buttons which I purchased from Hobby Lobby, however, I couldn't imagine sewing all of those button holes and I couldn't imagine the headache of getting in and out of my skirt. So......I sewed on the buttons, and attached the front of the skirt together so that it looks as though I buttoned myself into my skirt. It will not open up unless I undo the stitching. I guess this would called a faux button closure. I attached an invisible zipper to the back of the skirt so that I can easily get in and out of my skirt. I know.....I'm lazy. LOL!
This look wasn't really an easy one to tackle, but I think the struggle I had while completing it was well worth it. I think Kate Spade would be so proud. Do you agree?