I’m here for the party!

Hello, Monthly Stitch-ers! You may have seen me around during Project Indie, but this is my first proper post. I had to pop in with my party outfit to celebrate TMS’s birthday!

You may recognize this outfit as my first pattern, the Senna Dress. This is variation 2 – the crop top and pencil skirt combo! I’m currently accepting testers for this pattern, so if you’re interested check out the post here!

And it just so happens this pattern works perfectly for Sophie’s Two-Piece Set-Acular! I’ve been loving the crop top + high-waisted skirt/shorts trend this summer. There’s something so fun and flirty, but still classy, about having just a sliver of skin showing. I wasn’t quite sure I was a floral co-ord kind of girl, but since I’d already made this skirt and I had enough fabric left over for a matching top, I figured I’d give it a go!


And it turns out I really like it! I’ve been way more adventurous with my clothing since I started sewing (especially since I started blogging), and I love discovering new silhouettes, fabrics, colors, and patterns that I never thought would work on me. Of course there have been some misses too, but I learn something new with every piece of clothing I sew.

I wore this outfit when I went home last weekend for my mom‘s book launch party. I noticed a few double takes, but I’m choosing to believe they were thinking “oh, what a cute outfit” and not “omg what is she wearing”. And hey, I felt good in it and that’s what matters right? Plus my 90 year old grandmother totally approved. And by the way, she was also wearing a newly-finished handmade dress. I hope when I’m her age I’ll still be whipping up dresses and rocking purple hats at parties!

So how do you feel about co-ords? Sewn anything two-piece set-acular? 🙂

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8 thoughts on “I’m here for the party!

  1. Great 2 piece. Love the flash of skin, it makes the outfit more interesting than a one-piece. I totally agree that sewing your own is a learning curve and each item brings a new facet to play around with. I too hope to be like your grandma one day!!


  2. Really cute! I don’t think the two piece look is for me but I love your skirt and wish you every success with the pattern!


  3. When I filled out your pattern tester form … yesterday, I think … I wasn’t all that convinced by the ruched pencil skirt. I’m not usually a fan of ruching and gathering. But I think that you’ve convinced me by now! I really love your two-piece set, so I’d love to give the skirt a try as well if I get to test the pattern. I think that one of the fun things about sewing is that you get to try out things you wouldn’t have thought were “you”—and some of them end up working for you! (:


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