It’s been 3 1/2 months since a blog post, so I figured we’re due for one.
This is the Isla pattern from Made by Rae.
My Isla is the peplum top variation, but I love the dress versions that Rae has made (especially this one!) so I hope to give that try too. Anyway, it’s cute, right? This pattern is pretty simple- I sewed (mostly serged) mine in about an hour while Coco and her cousin Wes happily played babies in the next room.
I used my easy and fast neckband tutorial for the arm holes and neckline.
I made a size L, but as usual lengthened the bodice by about 3/4″, and the skirt piece by about an inch… I did not hem this, and there’s no way I could’ve gotten away with it anyway. It’s definitely a bit short- the peplum piece is supposed to hit right at your natural waist, and my waist is probably an inch lower. That’s okay though. A wearable muslin works for me. I’ll change it up next time around.
Are you dying to know where I got this amazing fabric?
WELL… I was at Goodwill the other morning- sometimes between dropping the big kids off at school and dropping Coco off at preschool an hour later, we go to random places that are open at 8 am (Grocery stores, Tractor Supply (because chickens), Lowes, or Goodwill). Anyway, a yard and a half of this colorful print was just sitting folded up nicely on the shelf. Mine for 20 cents. Bada-bing!
Made of 100% luxurious indie (not!) polyester… tee hee!
Seriously though, I am loving the drape. So easy to sew with. And it’s pretty darn comfortable. I’d be nice if it were a little more breathable.
How did people survive the seventies? GAWD!
I like to pair this with my 100% pilly acrylic Target cardigan.