I’m so excited about this one! 😀
Meet the Boulevard Skirt:
Plenty of fun options:
- Maxi lengths (36, 38, 40, 42, & 44 inch outseam lengths);
- Below Knee length;
- Knee Length;
- Optional High Low;
- Optional Pocket;
- Contoured Waist Band with
wideor narrow width to fit at either your higher natural waist or lower on your hips;
- Fully Functional Front Placket or Front Placket with Waistband Extension and Fly Shield.
I just had to make a Maxi right away!
I used a silk/satin bland and omitted the pockets because the fabric is finicky and I decided to avoid the hassle. lol
The maxi option is a bit of a fabric hog, as it takes about 4 yd, but it’s oh so worth it.
I graded the waistband from my waist (4) to my high-hip size (10) and cut the skirt size 10. The fit is perfect!
The top I had in mind pairing the skirt with made the outfit have a bit of a formal vibe due to the fabric choice, and as I want to wear this skirt during summer, I whipped up a crop top using the Double Take Tank pattern.
The Double Take is an awesome tank designed for wovens:
I love the idea of a racer back woven tank.
I have one racer back, shirttail hem tank all cut and ready to go, but this other project got me
I didn’t have any woven at hand that matched the fabric I used for the Boulevard, so I made it out of knit.
I sized one down and got the not too tight crop top I was aiming for.
If you’d like to give a knit Double Take a go and want it more fitted, I’d go 2 sizes down.
I think the outfit turned out so cute!
Now I only need warm summer days and find the guts to actually wear the crop top out of the house at the age of 42! lol
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