A couple of weeks ago, we went yard-saling, and I picked up some pretty purple, black, and white fabric. Once I got home and pulled it out, I realized it was a really soft, flowy, chiffon-like fabric, and it there was about three yards of it! I was so excited to make something with it. I started looking up chiffon items and wanted to make a beautiful chiffon maxi skirt, but I also wanted to make a flowy chiffon top. Since I had so much fabric, I thought of maybe making a chiffon maxi dress that was actually separates! What do you think of this idea? I made a simple maxi skirt and a simple a-line shirt.
The skirt is a simple elastic waist, a-line skirt. I lined it with a light pink lining and sewed it to the chiffon fabric at the hem so that I wouldn't have to sew two hems. And I was trying to keep as much length as possible. I love this soft skirt because I can dress it up with my white bow shirt or dress it down with my sequin pocket tee.
I wanted a simple flowy top so that when it's tucked in to the skirt, it would give it a blouson effect. I just based it off of one of my other shirts. Luckily, it turned out great except that it's slightly tight around my arms. It is also a high-low hem which is my favorite to wear as a mom!
I would say this is my first time I can say I successfully did bias binding and am happy with the result. The top is fully lined so I didn't have to finish any edges except the neck, and I did the same technique on the hem by sewing the lining to the chiffon fabric. The day after I finished the shirt, I remembered that I wanted to do a keyhole in the back! How could I forget the best detail! Oh well, I might go back to put one in eventually.