Here is my second Everyday Wardrobe experiment. The NWG or Never Worn Garment here is this fuchsia skirt. You may remember seeing this skirt here. The original was self-drafted and so was the redo (I teach a class at Yellow Bird on how to draft, pattern and construct your own from your own measurements and its seriously so much better than any pencil skirt I've ever made from a pattern!). I was never happy with the way this skirt fit originally and after the last time I wore it, I was bound and determined that I would not wear it again unless I redid it. So I unpicked the whole thing, redrafted the pattern and changed up a few elements. I opted for a petersham waistband, an invisible zipper, a slit in the back, new lining and a quirky little pocket. I changed the dart location and made the darts shorter and I also tapered the skirt at the knee. I'm so much happier with this skirt. It's truly a power house blank canvas.
Pendrell blouse pattern from the Sewaholic. A+ pattern for the Everyday Wardrobe people. Soooo easy to fit and easy to make and its one of those things that I probably would never have made - I would have gone for one of the other versions - except that I'm trying to make complete outfits here. Maybe a little weird, but I really do find that interesting. Since I'm planning a wardrobe, I choose to make things that actually I probably wouldn't bother with but, I like having the control of making exactly what I want or need and how much nicer I can make it than a big box chain store.