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Has anyone paired the B6183 top with the Everyday Skirt?

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    Profile photo of AddieAddie @lotuspeachblog

    Hello Fellow Sewists,
    I have made two everyday skirts and I love them because they are so easy to sew and wear! I’m not often a fan of elastic waists but this one is so cleverly done and looks great.

    Now I want to make a new outfit and am considering pairing the skirt with the princess-seamed Lisette top B6183. The skirt will be a print and I’m thinking about a solid linen for the top.

    My only hesitation is whether the silhouettes of the top and skirt will work well together. I am not really a fan of tucking in tops (as Liesl showed with this top in a blog post). So do you think it will work just as it is shown in the original pattern, over the top of the everyday skirt?

    Here’s the link to the top pattern:http://www.sewlisette.com/patterns/B6183

    Thank you for your help!

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    I wore my Everyday skirt through out my last pregnancy with a fitted black tee. I quite liked that silhouette.

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    Thanks Nicole. I too have worn tees with this skirt but I’m looking for something a little fancier and not tucked in, thus the idea of the B6183. Do you think it would work together?

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    I think if you got a good fit of your bust /waist it could look lovely. I am not tall or willowy so avoid too much ‘floatiness’. I did wear the skirt with the Weekend blouse but I had good bust/under bust definition.

    This skirt sat really low on me, with looser tops I felt a bit ‘messy in the middle’.
    I am not sure I am being much help…sorry.

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    I’d totally wear them together! I think it all depends on the fabrics you choose. But yes, they would absolutely work as a pair. It’s been on my list to sew a matching top and skirt using these two patterns, so if you get to it before I do I hope you’ll post photos! I think they could be cute as separates, but also as a matching set.

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    Thank you Liesl. These are the fabrics I am considering:
    1. Print
    2. Solids: linen, cotton and/or this linen.
    I would like them to work as separates too. But I’m pondering whether it might be fun to add a bit of the print or some color blocking on the top with the wine and white linen. I would like to look modern and a little different without being overwhelming. Any thoughts?

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    Lovely fabric @lotuspeachblog

    Have you started? I think the top could look stunning colour blocked, particularly if you used darker colours to your advantage. I, personally, wouldn’t mix plains with florals in a top, I would make the top or skirt from the patterned but that is purely personal and as I wear mainly black, grey or navy I am probably not the best to give you advice 🙂

    Have fun sewing something pretty.

    xx Nicole

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    Good advice, Nicole! I’ll talk a little bit about my thoughts on this in a blog post for next week, ok?

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    Profile photo of TamaraTamara @justsewit

    @lotuspeachblog I love the colour blocking idea for the top. I was just wondering how you were planning to block the top? There are many ways you coukd do it, given the pieces you have to work with.

    I think if you used just the plain fabrics up the top and the floral for the skirt, it would work a treat.

    Colour blocking can work your figure to advantage if you place it right. Say for instance, placing the darker colours over a tummy can minimise it somewhat etc – same for the bust and dark colours at the sides can draw the eye in and make you seem slimmer. It is a very effective tool to use.

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    Profile photo of AddieAddie @lotuspeachblog

    Thank you @motherof5, @liesl and @justsewit! I would definitely be interested in a blog post including this topic Liesl.

    I have started: I cut out the skirt in the print fabric and will get sewing it today. I plan to try come color blocking on the top by using the print for only the front-side panels with the rest of the top pieces solid. (At least that’s the plan until I have the fabrics and pattern pieces in front of me.)

    I really like the idea of bringing the print up to the top to lengthen the whole line of the look, to reduce any possible boxy-blocky issues, and to make it more of an ensemble rather than coordinating separates (not usually a look I go for but in this case it could be really fun). I am just waiting for the solid fabric to arrive in the mail any day to get started on the top. I will follow up with photos in the flickr group when it’s all done.

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    I completely forgot to post pictures of this completed outfit. I actually did not get a full length photo at my husband’s graduation…but I got one in July when I wore the outfit on my birthday. I know it is an unusual combination of fabrics that is not to everyone’s taste but I like it and have received compliments whenever I wear it. Here is the photo from the Flickr group:https://flic.kr/p/Mwqoh7

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