Review: Vogue 9318 - One-Shoulder Top with Matching Maxi Wrap Skirt!

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Vogue 9318 - One-Shoulder Top with Matching Maxi Wrap Skirt - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
Very rarely do I sew something with the intent of wearing it the same day. When I woke yesterday morning, my day was pretty routine... I got up, went to gym, came back home and sat outside with my morning coffee and scrolled Instagram, while the news played in the background. I saw one of the local accounts that I follow was a sponsor for the Art on the Rocks at the Birmingham Museum of Art and they were giving away tickets for last night. As soon as I entered the drawing, I immediately thought, "If I win, what will I wear?"  And lo and behold, about 30 minutes later, I actually won! Thanks Bromberg's
Vogue 9318 - One-Shoulder Top with Matching Maxi Wrap Skirt - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I typically attend at least one of the Fridays each year, but I definitely hadn't planned on attending last night. So, I was a little caught off guard. Sure, I have plenty of options in my closet that I can pull from, but me being the me that I am -- I wanted something new! 
Vogue 9318 - One-Shoulder Top with Matching Maxi Wrap Skirt - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I'd already been contemplating this outfit, because I had the exact amount of fabric it would take - 6 yards! And it seemed simple enough that I could cut it out and sew it up in a few hours. My fabric is from my bundle that I bought from Fine Fabrics that I showed in my latest haul video. I'd bought with the intention of making something else, but I decided it worked better for this look.
Vogue 9318 - One-Shoulder Top with Matching Maxi Wrap Skirt - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
Normally, I cut a size 14... it's my go to Big 4 size. And I sometimes go with a 16 for bottoms. So, I thought it was best if I bought the pattern envelope with the size large because I can always take in. The top is pretty big. I could have actually made the medium. 
Vogue 9318 - One-Shoulder Top with Matching Maxi Wrap Skirt - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
And I probably could've made the medium in the skirt too. The one good thing is everything was the right length. Aesthetically, I love a floor grazing maxi. 
Vogue 9318 - One-Shoulder Top with Matching Maxi Wrap Skirt - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
But for the sake of my own clumsiness, ankle grazing works best for me. I've been known to step on the hem and fall walking up steps. I am not the most graceful gal!
Vogue 9318 - One-Shoulder Top with Matching Maxi Wrap Skirt - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
Vogue 9318 - One-Shoulder Top with Matching Maxi Wrap Skirt - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I found the most perfect grosgrain ribbon that matched my fabric. So I narrowed the waistband on the skirt and used the ribbon as the ties. It was a perfect transition!
Vogue 9318 - One-Shoulder Top with Matching Maxi Wrap Skirt - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
And the skirt has pockets. 
And who doesn't love pockets?!
I love that these two pieces together look like a maxi dress, but they can easily be separated. I love how quick this went together and how comfortable and cool it was for an evening out!

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12 comments

  1. Love it! You look so sophisticated and gorgeous in your "spontaneous" outfit! Inspiring!

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  2. It is such a pretty outfit.

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  3. One day? After you'd gone to the gym? Really amazing. It's a great look for a Friday night out at the museum.

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