Along with a bit of fabric, I scored a few vintage patterns from FabMo. Not only did I find a fabulous and timeless pattern (raglan top and a skirt with pockets!), but it was my size! Check it out:
Totally something my mom would have worn in the 70s (right, Mom?). Here's my version of the lady posing on the left. (Clearly, I need to practice my unnatural posing skills!)
The top is a raglan sleeve style. While I like the style, the top itself doesn't fit great--it's pretty large (despite some alterations) and the neckline doesn't lay quite right, but I like the colors with the skirt, so I'll probably wear it anyhow! The fabric is cotton knit from the remnant section at Britex.
The skirt is so much fun! The fabric is a stretch denim in a wine color (from Joann's). I've used this type of fabric before (pants, here), and it's so forgiving to wear and wash (no ironing!), that I had to snatch up this fabulous color for this pattern.
The only change I made was to add some belt loops to the front, so the ties would stay in place.
The ties come from under the back flap through a button hole in the waistband.
The skirt is fun and comfortable, and I even rode my cruiser bike while wearing it, so I suspect I'll be making a few more for the summer months. I love vintage patterns!