Oh, how I love polka dots! And red! Red is one of my colors and I don’t wear it that often. I tend to stick with my beloved greens, but pretty much any color is one that I’ll wear. The ones I tend to stay away from are greys and khakis as they make my olive skin look pale and sickly. Bright colors brighten me up and always put a smile on my face. 🙂 So does my kitty, Snowball, coming down (meowing all the way) in the pasture to pose with me.First off, this is the BlueGingerDoll Bonnie sweater — a favorite staple of mine. This one is View C with the bateau neckline and 3/4 sleeves and made of a red cotton blend hachi sweater knit from Fabric.com.
It’s paired with Butterick 5285, a now OOP skirt staple. Wardrobe builders building a wardrobe together!
I made View B of Butterick 5285 in a black/white poly chiffon from my stash and originally from Fabric Mart. As I went with a chiffon, this skirt is lined with a black poly lining from Joann’s.
When I sew separates, I pretty much always make an outfit unless I’m making something to go with something else. That way, I don’t have things in my closet that don’t match other items.
I took a lot of pictures of this outfit as I kept messing it up…. I was twirling a little with the skirt and then noticed that the lining wanted to show and the chiffon wanted float up. I then noticed that I was showing my midriff as my sweater was moving up. I actually need to make this skirt a little smaller as I’d rather it fit closer to my natural waist. And since the Bonnie is a shorter sweater, it definitely needs a high waisted skirt if you don’t want to fiddle with it all day to not show some skin.
That’s me fiddling with it in the above photo. Best to have my skirt sit up a little higher unless I want to wear a cami underneath.
I really love to wear skirts and sweaters in the colder months, so expect to more versions here soon with different fabrics/patterns. 🙂
Note: My copy of the BlueGingerDoll Bonnie pattern was complimentary as I was a pattern tester.
- Sweater: BlueGingerDoll Bonnie in red cotton blend hatchi sweater knit, made by me
- Skirt: Butterick 5285 in black/white polka dot polyester chiffon, made by me
- Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
- Necklace: Bauble Bar