I've had this skirt and top outfit in the WIP pile for quite awhile. I finally put the pedal to the medal and finished it up!
Fabric: Skirt - 2 yards of jersey knit from Gorgeous Things; Tee - 1 yard of black jet set knit from Joann's.
Alterations: On both the skirt and the tee I used a serged rolled hem on the bottom and sleeve hems. I also altered the construction order of the tee so as to avoid attaching the sleeves in the round: first I hemmed the sleeves, attached both sleeves to the front piece, then attached both sleeves to the back piece, then serged the under-arm and side seam edges all in one.
Cost: The skirt fabric was $7.20/yard. The fabric for the tee was $3.99/yard. I've already accounted for the skirt pattern in a different outfit, but the Simplicity pattern was a sale purchase at $1.99. Thread and elastic came from the stash. Total = $20.38. Yep, that's a work appropriate outfit for a little over twenty dollars! Gotta love that.
Impressions: I love the playfulness of the print on the skirt. I think it pairs nicely with the rouching of the tee at the neckline and the raglan sleeves. The fit on both is perfect.
I've definitely discovered that I really like working with knits. Alterations are usually not needed, as was the case for this outfit. I am so excited that there are many fashionable patterns that were just released for fall that utilized knit fabrics! I did, however, find the jersey knit fabric on the skirt a bit of a challenge to work with. I think I just need more practice, and to give a recent Threads article (Taming Jersey Knits) another read.
I loved attaching the sleeves of the tee flat - this made the construction of the top super fast and breezy. I definitely see another one (or two, or three) tee's in my future.