1. Finish up the green linen dress.
2. Make a long skirt from the black ruffly fabric ala Elizabeth's using her directions.
3. Make a linen tank dress from Butterick 5618 using a violet lightweight linen to match a violet cardigan I just scored from Talbots cheap!
4. Make a tank top from the same Butterick 5618 pattern.
As of this minute, I have the black ruffly skirt finished.
Elizabeth's instructions are sooooo simple and easy to use. I wanted to make this last weekend but I didn't have the right elastic on hand...hence the trip to the Garment District this week. Here is a picture of the wide elastic attached to the top of the skirt:
The first view of the skirt was with a tank top and my flat sandals...weekend wearing...but I know that I will want to wear this to work for Casual Fridays. Here is how I would add one of my Burda cardigans and a pair of black 'n white floral cloth shoes:
and a back view:
Next up is the violet linen with a cotton batiste that I want to use for the underlining. Both fabrics have been through the washing & drying cycle and are currently laying on the ironing board waiting for me to press them so they can become B5618. Hopefully I will get all four pieces sewn this weekend...
...as always, more later!
p.s. I'm wearing a black half slip under my skirt because it is sheer and I didn't want to attempt to line this quick & easy project!!!