DIY Neoprene crop top and pencil skirt

I had my daughter 30 days ago and I’m officially over the moon happy to be able to work with structured fabric and patterns again and give jersey a much needed break.  So what better way to indulge than with my beloved neoprene.If there is one fabric that will completely transform any pattern, it has to be neoprene.  I have worked with this fantastic fabric in the past so I know how it responds.  But this neoprene from Moodfabrics.com adds a more interesting textural spin with it’s net like overlay and is absolutely perfect!

This crop top was made using Vogue V8840 view A also seen here here here and here with the following alterations:

-Removed 13″ from length
-Removed center seam
-Added 1″ to the height of the neck
-Added 2″ to the length of the sleeve
-Removed darts
-Added a 15″ zipper down the back

This pencil skirt was made using a self drafted pattern I previously made with instructions here. Changes made to this pattern:

-Added a 3 1/2″ waist band
-Added a 4″ hem band

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top & Skirt- DIY
Heels- Jean Michel Cazabat
Clutch- Fendi

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25 Comments

  1. October 28, 2014 / 12:17 pm

    J'adore the dress and jacket. I keep thinking I gotta sew something neoprene after seeing on Mood Fabrics and elsewhere. I've never think of it for a jacket, but the structure makes for a striking bolero jacket, an accessory I love!

    • October 29, 2014 / 12:20 pm

      It would be perfect for a bolero, it's such a fantastic fabric.

  2. October 28, 2014 / 1:49 pm

    Absolute fab. Love all of it..

    • October 29, 2014 / 12:20 pm

      Thank you

    • October 29, 2014 / 12:20 pm

      Thank you so much

  3. October 28, 2014 / 2:44 pm

    I would so pay to have this made for me! I LOVE this. You look amazing btw. I hope you are blogging about your post-baby/pre-baby regimen. Because, wow!

    • October 29, 2014 / 12:21 pm

      Thank you! I plan to do a post in the next few weeks.

  4. October 28, 2014 / 4:30 pm

    There is no way you had a baby 30 days ago and look like this now!?! Beautiful outfit too!

    • October 29, 2014 / 12:21 pm

      Thank you Nancy

  5. October 28, 2014 / 6:45 pm

    That outfit really displays that fabric well. Love it. Must get some of that fabric soon.

    • October 29, 2014 / 12:21 pm

      Thank you, it's available in other colors as well.

  6. October 28, 2014 / 8:42 pm

    It looks wonderful, you really have a great eye for adapting patterns.Such a wonderful fabric!
    Did you line this?
    I've never worked with neoprene so I wonder is this a breathable fabric?
    I agree with JustBeInc and Nancy- you look great.

    • October 29, 2014 / 12:23 pm

      Thank you so much. I didn't line it, although it would not have taken away from the fit. It's very breathable, more breathable than other neoprene I have worked with.

  7. Anonymous
    October 29, 2014 / 4:12 am

    Girrrlll you ROCK!

    • October 29, 2014 / 12:23 pm

      Thank you

    • October 29, 2014 / 12:24 pm

      Thank you Levone

  8. Sha
    October 29, 2014 / 11:14 am

    Wow, I just discovered your blog and I have to say, you are an artist!
    I wish I knew how to do it 😛

    • October 29, 2014 / 12:24 pm

      Thank you so much

  9. October 29, 2014 / 12:04 pm

    It is hard to believe that you had a baby 30 days ago! You look amazing!

    • October 29, 2014 / 12:24 pm

      Thank you Cissie

  10. October 29, 2014 / 4:09 pm

    This is just awesome! I'm so glad that you got a closeup of the fabric. I bought the cream version. Nice to see it made up!

  11. November 1, 2014 / 2:43 am

    Beautiful dress. You look gorgeous (as usual)!

  12. December 2, 2014 / 3:22 am

    This is fashion neoprene right? Just discovered thanks to you. I saw the title and thought of Scuba suits. 🙂 So chic!

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