Black & white DIY outfit: skirt and sweater

by Ladulsatina
Black & white DIY outfit: skirt and sweater

Spring has just started and this is my last outfit in winter colours and textures. It’s made up of a semi-fitted skirt and a jersey sweater with three quarters sleeves, that I both designed and sewed up.
I’m currently at an experimental stage…in October I signed up for a professional pattern making course and I’m starting to carry out some experiments.

Ladulsatina: DIY black and white winter outfit - skirt and sweater

Ladulsatina: DIY black and white winter outfit - skirt and sweater total look

I started off chosing the colour, getting back to one of my first loves: black.
This is a pencil skirt with contrasting pocket pieces on the front, invisible zip, waistband with button and vent on the back. I used an Italian bouclé/herringbone wool blend and a printed black cotton’s scrap for the contrasting pockets (that looks like leather). The skirt has a lined inside. I chose a metallic rounded button for the waistband closure on the back side.

Ladulsatina: DIY black and white winter outfit - skirt back

Ladulsatina: DIY black and white winter outfit - skirt pocket detail

Ladulsatina: DIY black and white winter outfit - skirt back detail

Ladulsatina: DIY black and white winter outfit - skirt pocket detail

Ladulsatina: DIY black and white winter outfit - skirt vent detail

Then I made a sweater with a simple kimono over-arm seam sleeve up. I had to sew two sweater tests up to find the right proportions (the first one was too loose to be woren with this kind of skirt).
I chose a light-medium weight viscose jersey.
I sewed it up with my overlocking machine directly using the 4-thread overlock stitch and I finished the cuff and the hem up with the jersey twin needle on my sewing machine. I finished the neckline up instead with a band cut on the more elastic side of the jersey fabric. Even in this case I had to carry out some tests to find the right band measurement (if too long or as long as the neckline, the neckline was loose, if too short the neckline was gathered).

Ladulsatina: DIY black and white winter outfit - sweater

Ladulsatina: DIY black and white winter outfit - sweater

And here it is:

Ladulsatina: DIY black and white winter outfit

Even for the pictures of this post I got back to my first photographic love: black and white.

Ladulsatina: DIY black and white winter outfit

Ph. Filippo S.

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11 comments

Sewing princess 23 Marzo 2016 - 19:23

Adoro le tasche! Qual è il trucco per fare l’angolo così perfetto? Racconta del corso!!!

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LaDulsaTina 24 Marzo 2016 - 22:04

Grazie Silvia! Non saprei…forse il tessuto morbido che non fa pieghe? O il taglietto in diagonale per fare l’angolo…oppure la stiratura. Forse un mix di queste cose :)
Il corso mi piace tantissimo, sono davvero molto contenta della scelta…è nella stessa scuola di moda in cui avevo fatto il corso serale l’anno scorso. Sto imparando un sacco di cose nuove!

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mokosha 24 Marzo 2016 - 10:52

love your outfit! really great skirt, nice details in contrasting fabric.. and i need a top like that, simple and easy

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LaDulsaTina 24 Marzo 2016 - 22:15

Thank you so much! :) Me too…I needed a top like this. I was looking around in shops but I’ve never found anything I like. They are always too tight or too loose, too short or too long. In the end I thought it was simpler make it up on my own :)

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Sasha 24 Marzo 2016 - 15:14

Bellissima la gonna …. adoro le tasche e quella maglia la puoi indossare praticamente con qualsiasi cosa

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LaDulsaTina 24 Marzo 2016 - 22:18

Grazie Sasha! :) Sì è vero, l’ho già indossata anche con un’altra gonna. Stavo cercando da un po’ una maglia simile a questa. Alla fine me la sono cucita da me ;)

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Draped in Cloudlets 28 Marzo 2016 - 22:07

What a fabulous skirt!

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LaDulsaTina 9 Aprile 2016 - 12:15

Thanks! :)

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LaDulsaTina 1 Maggio 2016 - 21:41

Thank you!

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Sabina 17 Gennaio 2017 - 9:24

Hi Martina,
I would love to make a skirt like yours, it looks just perfect. As I understand you made your own pattern? Would you be able to somehow share it?

Many thanks for all your inspiration!

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