We already had some hot sunny days and in the meantime my summer wardrobe also started growing. I’ve to admit wearing a skirt is far better then a jeans. This Orgaeuse Paris Top Hello Sunshine combination is my contribution for the ‘Lets Sti(c)k Together July challenge. The theme was this time ‘holiday’. You want to know how this combination fills the theme? This combination will be in my suitcase of course but fabric and pattern choose are also part of the this July theme.
Orgaeuse Paris Top Hello Sunshine combination materials
I bought this fabric two years ago while spending our holiday in France. Eldest daughter and I visited Rouen. Before leaving our gîte I checked if there where any fabric shops in Rouen. We visited two of them, TOTO tissus and Mondial Tissus. This fabric wasn’t bought in one of them but in Eurodif.
We saw this departement store when we started walking into Rouen and decided to take a look inside. As a surprise we found out Eurodif was also selling fabrics. This 100% cotton fabric was bought to make a blouse but I didn’t find the right pattern for it. So finally it became this Summer skirt. And to keep a French theme I decided to make a second Orgaeuse Paris Top. This time with lace triangle-shaped yokes for a little bit of oh là là.
Cutting and Stitching
I decided to make another box pleat skirt and made the same pocket design as in the Green Greener almost Greenest Garment Combination. Having only enough fabric for one skirt length and 140 cm width made it impossible to sew side seams. This triangle-shaped boundless welt pocket has some black fabric that can be seen at the opening of the pocket.
The waistband is finished with a small piece of the same black fabric and has belt loops. I used a blind zipper to close the skirt and a handworked thread loop with button.
Lace was used for the triangle-shaped yokes came from a discarded T-shirt. This lace has some stretch and has the required width that was necessary to make this yokes.
Time and Costs
Time for the skirt: cutting 45 minutes; pleat designing and basting 6 hours; basting, stitching and finishing 10 hours
Time for the top: cutting 30 minutes; basting, stitching and finishing 4 hours
Costs for the skirt: fabric € 10,00; yarn € 3,00; interfacing for waistband € 0,50; zipper € 3,00; button € 0,50
Costs for the top: The fabric was a gift from Nooteboom after being part of the KNIPster 2016 sewing award; yarn € 2,00
My Summer skirt experience
We already had many sunny days but the weather forecast for this week also shows more hot and sunny days. So the coming days will be filled with my just made three Summer skirt combinations. I also wear these three skirt in combination with my other T-shirts. After making three pleated skirts it’s also time to look for another skirt model. My husband also would like to have a new poloshirt. And last but not least I want to make a pair of shorts. But that will be a 2019 project.
Lets Sti(c)k Together holiday challenge and other participants
I wasn’t the only one who made something for this Lets Sti(c)k Together holiday challenge. If you would like to see what all the other participants made just take a look at their blog as well.
Flaflinko – Gezien bij Justine – Girlsinuniformblog – Woohoo by davina – Larth – Frullemieke – Nathalie’s Naaisels – Stokstaartje doet het zo – Adivastyle – Wilwarin Couture – Naaiz – Skwadraatlive – Two Owlettes – Made For Inka – ViTess – Stofjesverslaafd – Noxeema – Naaisdrovje – Just Delphine – draadjes – Khadetjes – Mieldefleur – Lunatiek