Last of my summer sewing : Yellow Chardon skirt

Size: size 40 at the waist, graded up to a 44 at the hips to have the most flare possible.

Alterations: hemmed to my preferred length.

Fabric: a mustard linen-look cotton, purchased locally

There are a few projects I made and wore extensively this summer that somehow didn't make it to the blog. I've been lazy and I've been on holiday, so even though I took photos, I didn't blog them.
I usually prefer to leave some time between posts of completed projects, but because it's almost October and I still want to show them off, I decided to cram them all up in a week. I hope you won't mind and that you'll still appreciate them even if Autumn has arrived where you live. We're actually having an Indian summer here, so I could still wear these for a few days.

This is the first of the aforementioned garments: the Chardon skirt by Deer and Doe. Rachel started a conversation on Instagram a few days ago on the perfect skirt for beginners, and this is it for me. It's universally flattering, very easy and fast to sew, and it's very easy to fit (thanks to the ribbon or belt loops options). For someone a little more experienced, it's instant gratification.
What is the perfect beginner skirt pattern, in your opinion?

I've worn it a lot this summer, especially with sleeveless button-ups, another obsession of mine, and I find the effect very effortless chic.
What else can I say? This skirt is going to be retired soon until next spring, but the more I look at these photos, the more I want to make a version in wool for winter... We'll see.

See you in a couple of days with another skirt!

Minerva Blogger Network : Pinafore and blouse

This month's project for the Minerva Blogger Network is one I'm particularly proud of.

After salivating for months over the pinafores sold at Dahlia, I decided to recreate one for me, the Tripoli pinafore. It looks edgy and cool, a bit different from the cutesy, vintage inspired clothes I tend to make and wear most of the time.


Here's my inspiration.
Because I'm more short waisted and bustier than the model, the pinafore obviously looks a bit different on me, but I'm fine with that. It looks like a cage around my boobs, but what can I say? I still like that.

The patterns I used are the Pendrell blouse by Sewaholic for the blouse (view B without the seam ruffle) and the Chardon skirt by Deer and Doe for the pinafore. More details on the construction are in my post.

If you want to make this outfit for yourself (or something similar), the kit is for sale here. It contains 2m of cherry print fabric, 1,50m of cotton poplin fabric, a black 14" (35cm) silver metal zip and 4m of elastic. Otherwise, you can find the cherry print fabric here and the cotton poplin here.

While taking photos for my post, I also decided to have fun and show these two garments styled in a very different way, which is how I plan to wear day in my everyday life.
I think they're both very versatile and that they'll blend perfectly in my wardrobe, although I'm particularly excited about the pinafore. I can't wait to wear it with all kinds of different tops and colored tights!