The "40 Yard {Slap}Dash" Ensemble

The Facts

Fabric | Navy Stretch Rayon Jersey :: $4.98 a yard :: less than one yard used. Rayon Challis in Speckled Red $1.98 a yard :: It was very wide so, I was able to use a yard or so for the skirt.

Patterns | Vivat Veritas Scallop Waist skirt, which is well on its way to becoming my TNT non-pencil skirt pattern. Steph's AMAZING 40s inspired Blank Tee hack.

Year | Current.

Notions | Thread, a zip, a bit of interfacing.

Time to complete | Three or four hours?? There was MUCH forcing into submission after the fact, with regard to the shirt. I was so completely distracted, a mosquito feasted on my right arm while I was pinning and top stitching like a fiend. The skirt practically made itself.

First worn | I kept the shirt on all day. I only wore the skirt at home, it's a bit rainy here for bare legs, flippy skirts and sandals.

Wear again? | Yes, I put the shirt on after I finished browbeating it and I wore it with jeans to pick up my kiddies from school. It's so cute and a nice break from the regular tee. If the summer ever arrives, I expect this skirt (and the 3 I have planned with my remaining rayon challis) to be worn quite a lot.

Total price | I guess we'll call it $6? Less than $10, to be sure.

Blogged: sownbrooklyn.com/2012/05/23/the-40s-yard-slapdash-ensemble/

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