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.