Sunday, April 20, 2014

Style Arc Eva top and Diana skirt: My version of a dress.

I love to dance.  It is easy and practical to dance in a full circle skirt, and since I've found the Diana skirt from Style Arc I feel no need to reinvent the wheel and have made it countless times.  I use a knit so don't need to have a different fabric for the busk (which the pattern calls for).  This time I paired the skirt with the Eva top.  I made this top about a year ago but of course I forgot how I inserted the crazy neckline.  This time I ended up doing it exactly opposite of how the instructions were written, but it all worked out.  I did not sew the two ends of the binding together and then insert the neck piece (it's late and I can't remember the correct term).  Instead I started sewing together at center back and left it open until I gathered the bodice to fit, then hand sewed the ends of the neck piece.  It's fine that way and I didn't have to work my brain too hard.  I wore the outfit to the Easter dance this evening and had a great time!


Judith said...

Looks like a great Easter dancing skirt ~ love the pattern and the fabric on you ... Happy Easter ... J

Jane M said...

What a wonderful dance outfit.