Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Skirt and ballet sweater

The ballet sweater top is from Ottobre 4/2003 (size 98) and it's been on my "to-make" list for the past 10 years. Nothing like racing into projects, eh?

The skirt is an Oliver + S pattern called 2+2 Blouse and Pleated Skirt.  I made size 5.


The sweater pieces are 2 fronts, 1 back, 2 sleeves and 2 ties. After attaching the ties and winding them around the dress form, the sweater didn't sit properly so I put in a buttonhole at the side seam on one side of the sweater. Now when winding the ties around, the sweater sits better on the back/side waist line.

On the skirt, I left in the basted pleats. They can easily be removed if the wearer wants more twirl and less pleats.


It fits perfectly!

5 comments:

  1. And she looks like she is completely happy with it! That makes it so worthwhile!

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  2. Such a pretty outfit! Ten years you say? There is hope for me yet!

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  3. Yay! Love the ballet sweater, it pairs nicely with the pleated 2+2 skirt.

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