My husband and I and went to a play last night. It’s a new musical by Adam Gopnik, a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine. While the play was just so-so, my outfit was fabulous, if I do say so my me-made self.
The top is a raglan-sleeve blouse from Simplicity 1202 and the skirt is Simplicity 8058, a Cynthia Rowley design. The blouse was made as directed, except that I lengthened it 1 inch and omitted the keyhole back closure (I can slip this over my head easily). The skirt was iffy. This is a “wearable muslin” version I whipped up in some cheap poly ponte knit. I love the color but not the hand of this stuff – it’s scratchy and just crummy. I lengthened it and omitted the tabs at the waist buttons because they just looked like crap every time I made them – two never came out the same. I topped this with a RTW dolman-sleeve duster.