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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 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- DIY
Sunglasses- Ralph Lauren
Heels-Jean-Michel Cazbat