Modified McCall's 6886 | Two-Piece Matchy Matchy!

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Modified McCall's 6886 | Two-Piece Matchy Matchy -- Erica B's DIY Style!
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.  
Modified McCall's 6886 | Two-Piece Matchy Matchy -- Erica B's DIY Style!
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.
Modified McCall's 6886 | Two-Piece Matchy Matchy -- Erica B's DIY Style!
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.
Modified McCall's 6886 | Two-Piece Matchy Matchy -- Erica B's DIY Style!
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.  

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26 comments

  1. Beautiful...well done:)

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  2. What a clever idea to make a dress then cut up for 2 pieces . Mic job & excellent job n matching stripes

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    1. Thanks MaryEllen! It just makes so much sense!

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  3. Very cute! And bonus that it can be mixed and matched!

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    1. Yes! As a lover of separates, that's the best part! Thanks Eryn!

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  4. Great idea and looks fab on you.

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  5. Excellent use of a TNT pattern. I also like that you linked to some of the bloggers that you read.

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    1. I see no reason why I couldn't link to more favs when I'm referencing what's inspiring me! Thanks Grace!

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  6. So styling and chic.

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  7. Beautiful! I've been meaning to try the matching top and skirt/dress look combo. Yours is gorgeous!

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    1. You absolutely should! The pieces are so versatile! Thanks Jenny!

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  8. You are fabulous!

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  9. You make beautiful things all the time. I really like this stripped look.

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  10. Fabulous, Erica! I need to come up with more superlatives for you because I feel like I've exhausted them all. —Meg

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  11. Amazing job Erica! I love that pattern as well and how quick it sew up!!

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