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What's Black & White & Blooming All Over?

The Facts
Fabric | Printed Stretch Cotton Sateen, two-toned black cotton knit & one of my little daughter's old shirts was cannibalized for the sleeves. The purse (which was my unposted cheater project for last week's challenge) is made with a thick 100% cotton Marc Jacobs fabric (which was also used on this failed Beignet and to recover a chair in my apt).
Patterns | BurdaStyle's Lydia with scoop back mods, my ultimate tee pattern. Simplicity 9823 with a swayback adjustment, the pattern that just keeps giving and giving and giving. The Norma Envelope Clutch from printed at 70%.
Year | All current.
Notions | Thread, a zip and two magnets (cannibalized from an old purse) for the clutch.
Time to complete | Not sure. I made the skirt and shirt during an old night sewing session that included several snack breaks and another project.
First worn | While my hubby snapped flicks and to pick up the kiddies from school.
Wear again? Yes! I love the mixed prints together! If I wore my fro out I would have felt like Solange Knowles' less fashionable sister ;o)
Total price | I'll give it a nice round 10 bucks. The skirt fabric was $3.98 a yard, I used less than one. I have a headache so I can't really bother to hunt around my old emails and my account to find the cost of the other fabrics. Because it's me, you can bet they were cheap.


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Comment by Genevieve Arnold on May 21, 2012 at 9:42am

This outfit is adorable! Very hip. I really like how the colorful skirt is linked to the tee shirt by the black and white striped sleeves. It is a very sophisticated color palette. 


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