I found out about the Monthly Stitch last month, just in time to prepare for the contests! I’d been thinking about sewing up this summery outfit for a while but this was the perfect kick in the butt to get started.
I used the Nettie body suit pattern from Closet Case Files, and the Gabriola Skirt from Sewaholic. The Gabriola skirt was new to me, I had never sewn a Sewaholic pattern but heard they fit pear shapes well (like myself) and was eager to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised to find the size 8 is fit for my exact measurements, so no adjustments there! The only thing I changed (because I did not read the instructions thoroughly) was the waistband closure. I used a skirt hook and eye instead of the button closure suggested. The zipper I used is an 18cm zipper I had in my stash that matched the green background perfectly
I used a tropical print rayon found at Fabricland for this skirt. I originally had purchased a satin, but I found this on sale in the depths of winter and I couldn’t pass up the cheery, bright print that reminded me of warmer days!
The Nettie pattern is something I have sewn up a few times by now, but this is my first body suit. I used some leftover supplex that I had in my stash from a previous project. It’s a classic wardrobe staple that will get a lot of wear.
The amount of fabric volume in the skirt is fantastic, it flutters so nicely when I walk, and doesn’t restrict my steps.