These are the next couple of pieces in my LATH wardrobe. I’ve made the tee up twice before. You can see the op-art version here and the second version here. I didn’t have a lot of the graphic rayon knit – about one metre or so. It’s a great pattern, although it tends to fit a bit on the snug side. I added 2 cm at the side seams through the waist, tapering out to an additional 3 cm at the hips. As mentioned in my op-art post, Burda’s binding instructions for the neckline are horrible. I just cannot do a bound neckline in a knit or jersey to save my life. (Mind you, if it was to save my life, I’d probably try a lot harder.) So I just did the simple sure-fire edging that always works for knits.
And what about the skirt? It’s a simple two-piece pattern (Burda 1/2013 #116). Not much to say. The only changes I made to the pattern were to taper from waist to hip to make the skirt piece fit into the rectangular waistband. The pattern is a bit on the straight side, and I require a larger hip:waist ratio than what was drafted. Here’s a pic of the skirt’s waistband with the tee tucked in.
What else can I say about these pieces? They’re both comfy and they look good together. I’m liking the tee – it will go with many other pieces besides the LATH wardrobe. And I confess to wearing the skirt a couple of days in a row because it’s just so easy to wear.
20 thoughts on “LATH Wardrobe: Maxi Skirt & Tee”
Everyone else has said this too, but I do like the colours. And have you lightened your hair or is it the light in the pics? Anyway it looks great!
Thanks, Catherine. I did go a lot lighter. A bit of an experiment!
You look comfy, casual and sophisticated…is that possible? Yes, as you have proven Lovely pieces and I really like the tee with the gathers.
Great wardrobe concept and these pieces look so nice, especially as I am a purple fan! Does the skirt waistband foldover like you sometimes see on yoga pants
Yes, the waistband is a foldover version, similar to yoga pants. It think it’s what makes the skirt so comfy.
Love the purple, you’re making these lounging patterns look way better than when I first saw them!
I love that outfit, and I think I spent something like $180 on an Eileen Fisher skirt like that a couple of years ago. It’s a nice style for curvy gals like us.
I did a bound neckline on my last tee and wish I hadn’t, don’t know what I was thinking! The flat overlocked collar sits so much better.
i’m loving all these LATH pieces you’re sewing up; such a good idea to have everything so coordinated. these look great!
Comfortable and a great color combo on you; looks nice enough to wear out of the house and not just lounging! I find it very comfy to wear a long jersey skirt around the house. Keeps the A/C chill off my legs as an added bonus!
Nice colour combinations! And it does look comfortable! I must have missed something, what does LATH stand for? If I may ask?
hehehe…. It’s my acronym for Lounge-Around-the-House Wardrobe. 🙂
I love it, it sounds so educated, sophisticated! I’m going to have to try that out on my husband!
Another great outfit. Your colour combinations are so sophisticated.
Aw, thanks! The colours were rather dictated based on what was in stash. I must say, it’s fun pulling out the bins, emptying them all out and seeing what goes together well.
I love doing that too. I always seem to end up with too many ideas and too little time though…
I think this such a great collection of clothes; there’s nothing like coming home from work and slipping into PJs but your set is so much more sophisticated. I have the Burda skirt pattern and you’ve certainly given me some ideas, thank you.
Love the colors! You do look very comfortable down to your purple toes! Even simple edgings can give me fits on knit necklines. I hand baste them on and make sure they hug me back rather than lean out but it is sure trial and error most of the time. The gathers make the t-shirt a bit more dressy than a plain old one…good job!
I’ve learned the hard way to cut knit edgings a little (lot) shorter than Burda, in particular, suggest.