Need to chew some bubblegum in this outfit!

 

Totally excited about making this outfit! Two of the fabrics, the white and the purple, are made of neoprene, which is mostly used for diving gear (because it holds air in the middle of the fabric). This fabric is quite heavy, that's why seams really stand out. Which gives a nice effect in the skirt!

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After sketching, I made a basic skirt pattern. I started designing the seamlines on the skirt. After I was satisfied, I drew the lines over with a pencil. Now I only had to cut the pattern parts and drew them over like I showed in the post with the blue dress.

The front and back pattern parts are connected, which means there is no side seam!

Sewing this skirt took ages..

The skirt needs interlining because otherwise you constantly feel the seams against your legs.. And otherwise you can't finish the waist and the hemline.

I first connected the zipper in the front of the skirt, and then handstichted the zipper into the interlining.

The sweater contains three different fabrics, the pink fabric is a cotton, the white fabric in the front is made of neoprene and the cuffs contain a combination of cotton and elastan.

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I used a basic shirt block for this pattern. I drew the both sides of the front because I wanted to see how wide the white fabric would be. I used also the basic sleeve pattern, which are not in the pictures.

Because the white neoprene is quite thick, I wanted the least seams as possible. This is why I connected the front with the back as seen above!

I made a facing for the neckline because I don't want a seam in it. To fold the fabric I had to cut out these little triangles to give it space to move. I also put in glue so the parts will stick together.

Looks a bit like a giant bib isn't it? First sew the shoulder line of the pink fabric together and then connect it with the white!

Now you can sew the sideseams together.

Don't forget to hold the notches together!

I first stitched the ending of the sleeve with the upper thread loose. When I’ve gone around I did’t backstitch, but only cut the thread. Now you can pull the thread and it will softly wrinkle the fabric. Then I placed the cuff on top and sewn them together.

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