I’ve always loved wearing dresses. I love the feminine, classy style I associate them with. Since it’s getting colder here in The Netherlands I wanted a dress that would keep me warm even on the coldest of days.
It’s full blown autumn here in the Netherlands, and even though I love fall fashion I can’t help but miss the summer. This outfit is my way of looking back, and longing for the summer that’s long gone.
In this post I’ll show you in a pictorial how to make this crop top with lantern sleeves. As a starting point I’ve used Burda pattern 11/2013 #124/125. This is a loose fitting tunic with a split neck. You do not need this exact pattern to follow along, every loose fitting tunic or shift dress pattern that resembles this will do. For example burda 07/2014 #116.
The nice thing about African print fabric is that it’s sold in pre cut pieces of 6 yeards. So you can sew multiple items out of one piece of fabric. Earlier I showed you a pencil skirt, and this time I’ll show you a peplum top I’ve made out of the same fabric.
I bought this pencil skirt a while back at Zara, but it just sat in my closet, not knowing what to do with it. Once I’ve finally found the inspiration to create a look with it, it was enough to create not one, but two outfits. I’ve paired the skirt with two tops that I’ve made myself using patterns from Burdastyle.