I think this may just be the spring of the crop. Ginger Makes, Sallieoh, Sown Brooklyn, the crops are multiplying. I guess we were all waiting for the snow to stop falling so we could hack away at our hems.
How perfect is it that my lovely grey fabrics were purchased at Grey’s Fabric and Notions? I was pretty jazzed to find a knit and bottom weight twill that matched.
My crop is a VERY short Renfrew . I removed about 10 inches from the hem which was a little terrifying. I love where the hem sits when my arms are at my side, but as soon as I reach for something, peek-a-boob! I’m pretty sure this problem could be easily fixed by removing the sleeves. Time will tell if I have the patience to make that alteration (my history isn’t encouraging where alterations are concerned). The skirt is made from the newest Deer and Doe pattern, the Anemone Skirt. I’m a sucker for a hiplum. To balance my tiny top I went for the longer skirt option which was pretty frumpy when combined with the peplum that is until I removed all the flair from the skirt pattern to make a pencil silhouette. I also lined the hiplums with a pop of empire yellow quilting cotton. I was hoping you’d see flashes of color when I sat down or moved, but the panels really don’t have enough flare for you to notice. Still it was worth a try.
Next time I’m going to stick to the shorter Anemone version with the peplum. I was thinking a flirty black skirt with black leather hiplums … yum.
Supplies: Renfrew Top Pattern, 1 yard grey knit, twin needle, thread, Anemone Skirt Pattern, 2 yards of grey bottom weight twill, 1 3/4 yards polyester lining, 1/2 yard empire yellow cotton, 16″ invisible zip.