I like dresses a lot. But I'm completely a lover of separates. Sportswear is my thing. So it's pretty much a no-brainer that I would add matchy matchy separates to my wardrobe. It's a perfect addition because they can be worn together or apart.
I'd seen style blogger Kela post her outfit that I thought was adorable. And sewing blogger Jenese had made her version. And I followed suit with one of my current TNT patterns -- McCall's 6886. I was already in love with this pattern and who knew how versatile it would become to me.
This is simply the quickest outfit EVER to make. This pattern produces a quick dress anyway. So I made a short sleeve dress. I added additional length to my already modified pattern for seam allowances. After I made the dress, I tried it on and marked where I wanted the cropped to end and allowing for a 5/8" hem. I cut there and I took in the sides a bit so that the top wouldn't hang from the bust. And I added elastic to the waist of the midi skirt.
I normally peg my pencil skirts in, but I left this one as is because of the length. Since there is no vent or slit, I needed walking ease. And also my rayon knit fabric (from my stash... I think it was a Mood purchase from last year) is almost t-shirt weight, and it doesn't have a significant amount of recovery so I didn't want the skirt skintight. I love these pieces because I can take off the heels and put on flat sandals or a cute sneaker for a super casual look.