Make this work outfit with 2 FREE patterns!
Since we don’t really use the coat closet in our apartment, I have taken over it and put all my sorted work clothing in there. Although I can wear tan and khaki for the bottoms, I have to be very careful with how I plan my days, especially right now – when I am still in training. Coffee can really stain the clothing, which is part of the work process, and tan stains more than black… OOOPS 🙂
But today I got my new skirt on – I made 2 skirts out of this 1 yd remnant piece from Jo- Ann’s. This is the second one, and why is there a seam in the middle?! That’s right, because that IS all of the fabric that I had left and I had to do something about it – getting creative 🙂 So I sewed it in the middle and put a nice embroidery seam on top of it, I really love the result!
Pattern: this blouse you have seen already in THIS post and it comes with fabulous FREE pattern that you can get HERE. For this pencil skirt I used a very basic skirt pattern and you can for sure adopt THIS FREE Burda Style pencil skirt pattern. Obviously, out of necessity I had to add a seam in the middle, but you can do without it if your fabric allows! The blouse pattern is wonderful, BUT I am not such a big fan of straight sleeves, SO I added a “sleeve band” to gather the sleeve a little bit and keep it in place.Other than that, not a single modification 🙂
Fabric: beige suiting fabric for the skirt and a light cotton blend for the blouse
Skills: novice/intermediate, easy enough but that invisible zipper can cause some headaches for those who are just starting out 🙂