Sunday, April 26, 2009

Casual Inspiration

This 3 piece casual outfit is by Joan Vass.

The knit top is cotton with ¾ length sleeves and a caftan neckline. Price Tag: $135.00

The skirt is cotton with ruched detailing (I would call this gathering as I do not see an applied gathering or pleated trim) and an embroidered hem. This is dry-clean only. Price Tag: $160.00

The scarf has embroidering detailing and is made from a cotton/linen blend. Price Tag: $118.00

Oh, what a great inspiration set and I think that it would be very easy to make a similar look. Not sure about an exact duplicate on the top but you could try either The Perfect Tee pattern by Loes Hinse Design or The Perfect T-Shirt pattern by Pamela’s Patterns in a white cotton knit. The skirt could easily be duplicated using Skirt Trio pattern by Loes Hinse Design View A and gathering instead of pleating and some embroidery or lace. As for the scarf, you decide! Make it the length and width that you want and add the lace. Even adding the cost of the patterns in, you should be able to make the complete outfit for less than $100.00 or $150.00.

Happy Sewing!

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