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DIY Fluted Skirt & Top

When in need of a quick and easy brunch look, my first thought was something bright and red.  Because of the timing issue, I knew a skirt would be perfect.  When I choose to make a really simple look I try to make it more interesting by adding design details to make it uniquely my own which is what I did using this ponte knit fabric that was given to me by a friend.

Pattern details below

Heels- Jean Michel Cazabat
Cuffs- Lanvin and AV Max
Coat-Jill Sander

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This skirt was made using this McCalls M6842 pattern view C with the following alterations:
-Added 4″ to the length of the back and front yoke
-Removed 3 1/2″ from the length of the ruffle pattern piece 8
-Added a 1″ waistband
-Cut the back and front yoke pattern at an angle to create 4 back pieces and 4 front pieces
Top stitch the yoke pieces and the ruffle piece
The top was made with this downloaded Burdastyle dress pattern with the following alterations:
-Removed 17.5″ from the pattern length
-When sewing the left sleeve to the bodice, left 7″ of the seam open to make room for the zipper.
-Added a 2.5″ exaggerated neck (measure the neck and cut the fabric length using that measurement plus 5/8″ for the seam allowance, the width cut should be 5″ plus 5/8″ for S/A.  Use a interfacing for knits and iron to the wrong side of the neck fabric, fold the collar in half, baste and attach the collar.
-Add the zipper to the sleeve seam allowance and the collar