A little while ago we went to a fundraiser for my kids school. Which set of a kind of panic attack in my mind, as i really don’t have much evening wear. My lifestyle is quite casual, and there really wasn’t anything i felt would work.
Thankfully i had this amazing embossed scuba fabric from KnitWit just sitting in my stash waiting for just the right project. Since i had very little time to sew this fabric saved me quite a bit of time as i was able to skip any hem or neckline finishes. Phew! I’ll definitely be finishing them in the future, because i think i’ll get tired of the cut edges. I’m thinking fold over elastic so i don’t lose length in the croptop.
For the top made my go to Briar sewing pattern– the sleeves and crop length are standard but i raised the neckline for something a little different. I really like it and think i’ll be doing that again! The skirt is a very simple tube skirt with a slit to make walking easier. It’s honestly a little tighter than i’d like, but it’s literally all the fabric i had, so i had to make it work (insert Tim Gunn’s voice). Since the scuba is so sturdy i didn’t include any elastic in the waistband, it’s just a folded over band.
This is probably one of the quickest outfits ever – but it totally worked! I wouldn’t usually go for a matching set, but i think all black stops it from being juvenile, and i know i’ll be able to wear these pieces separately without being tied to just this outfit. I think if you’re going to make a matching set its really important to think about whether you can wear the components separately or not. I’m completely against making things for an event that can’t be worn again some other way.
Meanwhile, I think stretchy evening wear is now my new go to – SO comfortable when eating a giant dinner hehehe
[Make this look]
Top: Megan Nielsen Briar // Get the Pattern here
Skirt: Simple DIY tube skirt
Bag: Vintage Coach
Necklace: Family heirloom