I made this skirt
I wanted Vogue1248 from the first time I saw it. This skirt looks like COMME des GARÇONS! I purchased this pattern last year and have been wanting to make a skirt and a shirt. I definitely can't draw like the complicated pattern.
I didn't change anything about the skirt design. This skirt is high-waisted, and it has giant gathered pockets (HUGE!) and sleeve bows. It took a lot of time to make the skirt (over 10hours!), because the skirt pattern has a lot of pieces! The most annoying parts were matching the pattern and making the gathers! They were so tricky! I had to cut the waist bands twice from the pattern, because the plaid pattern didn't match. I used a soft and light poly cotton. If you try to make the skirt, I recommend that you use light fabrics.
I added a lining, so I'll wear it until the fall. I was wearing the skirt with an asymmetrical white top (it's self-drafted) in these photos, but I think this skirt goes well with a short length sweater and boots.
I love this shirt too; it's lovely and unique design.
This shirt has a triple collar! I combined blue linen and white cotton. This shirt pattern doesn't have a sleeve pattern. I have broad shoulders and don't think this shirt design suits me. I drew the sleeve pattern, so I added these big puffed sleeves to the bodice. I usually steer clear of button-up shirts in summer, because they are uncomfortable around my neck. However, this shirt is really comfortable to wear! It's light and airy.
I usually wear the shirt with a black pencil skirt in my office, but it wasn't on when I took these photos. I will make one more again next year! I would like to make fall clothes too, but it'll be hot until the end of this month.
Fabric: Skirt 60" 3 1/8yd,
Shirt 45" 1 5/8yd (blue), 45" 1/2yd (white)
Total time spent: Skirt 11-12 hours, Shirt 8 hours