Syrah skirt and an Uptown/Downtown top

A few weeks before Christmas Miss R and I had a very deep conversation.
Me: Would you like a special dress for Christmas?
Miss R: Oh yes!

So, naturally, I made a new skirt for myself. And a top to go with it. 'Selfish sewing' at its best!


I used The Syrah skirt pattern again. I sewed this pattern twice already (see here and here). For this skirt I cut into my precious Froy and Dind knit from MaaiDesign (unfortunately this print is sold out). I made the skirt in size 10 without any modifications. It fits me like a glove.


I used white jersey also from MaaiDesign for the top. The top is a modified bodice of the Uptown/Downtown dress. The fabric behaved slightly differently to Froy and Dind knit I used to make the dress, so the top ended up on a slightly snug side around the bust. You live, you learn. I know different knits behave differently, so will take that into account next time I use a new to me knit. Still, this top is wearable and is super comfy.


This selfish sewing business is highly addictive! I get an enormous sense of satisfaction from making simple things I can wear every day. Even when they are far from perfect.


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  1. Perfect outfit! I am with you - I love sewing wardrobe basics for myself. Being able to put on entirely self-sewn outfits is so satisfying!

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    1. Yes, it is very satisfying! I made a few simple things this summer, and I practically lived in them! Best feeling ever!

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  2. It looks perfect to me! And hey, good is the new perfect ♡

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    1. hehe Thank you :) The outfit is exceptionally comfy, so I have been wearing it again and again... and again!!!

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  3. It looks perfect to me! I prefer the look of a fitted top with a looser skirt. It looks amazing on you!

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    1. Thank you Rachel. It feels so good to have wearable me-made pieces in my wardrobe!

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  4. Well, I you ask me, I think they are pretty perfect; they have a nice fitting, you made them yourself and you're living in it.
    Nice one, by the way, "you live you learn" ;)

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    1. haha Thank you! I am still pretty happy with the final result, The skirt is perfect and top is pretty good, super comfy and wearable. I have been wearing this outfit again and again and again for a few months.

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  5. Looks like an extremely comfortable outfit. I hope you'll get a lot of enjoyment out of it! And it looks great of course as always!

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    1. Thank you Maaike. It is an exceptionally comfortable outfit. I have been wearing it a lot over the past few months. It took a few goes to get blog-worthy photos :P

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