Pink Floral // My Take on TWO + PIECE SET+ACULAR

two piece set acular 630Have you seen Sophie of Ada Spragg‘s post on TWO + PIECE SET+ ACULAR? It’s awesome. I knew two piece set or co-ords was a trend, but her post really motivated me to make myself one! A set is great because of it’s versatility. You can wear them as is to make them look kind of like a dress, or wear only bottom or top. I’m really enjoying my new pink floral set.

as set2two set acular skirt vivat veritasInstead of sewing the whole thing, I used an already-owned dress from forever 21 and refashioned them into two piece set.
You can see this post for how I made the dress into a cropped top.
For the skirt, I added a new invisible zipper in the center back, and added the organza insert at hem to lengthen the skirt. The dress was super short which kept me from wearing it in the original form. Now the skirt is right above the knee, it is much more appropriate for my age (30!) and wearable.

I made a quick video(about 1 min) showing how I wear them.
The video is showing three ways to wear them:
1. Wear as set
2. Wear with white T-shirt (T is from T by Alexander Wang)
3. Wear with a high waisted shorts (Shorts are from thrift shop. They were long trousers but I cut them short).

Hope you’ll like the video!

I made another set out of a dress, and that is a non-cropped top version! It’s made with black lace and it is another one of the sets that is going to play a major roll in my Summer wardrobe. Will be posting about them soon!

オーストラリアのソーイングブロガー、Ada Spraggのこのブログを見て、やっぱ作ろうと思いました!


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Completed:: Beachy Wedding Dress

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about the progress of the wedding dress I was working on. It’s finally completed! I could not be happier with the result. I really enjoyed sewing this dress, perhaps this is the kind of style of dress that I would actually wear if I were to get married again. This dress is quite comfortable to wear as well, with a built-in bra, small cap sleeves for extra support and light weight chiffon and silk satin skirt. beachy wedding dress front and back close up beachy wedding dress

Attaching the lace at the chiffon hem was the most time consuming part of making this dress. I hand stitched about 13 meters of lace! I could not use a sewing machine for fear of the chiffon puckering. It took about 10 hours just attaching the lace alone!

The dress has a sweep length train. Small pearl button and a loop were added in the center back, so the train can be shortened for reception.


トレーンは、後ろスカート中心につけたパールボタンと、ベルトループで、披露宴用に短くすることもできる、two wayです。

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DIY:: Dress to Cropped Top

DIY dress to cropped top by vivat veritas

I bought this forever 21 dress about a year ago on sale for 400 yen (about 4 USD)! That is so cheap. Perhaps it might be cheaper than making the dress, considering the cost of fashion fabric, lining, zipper, interface and hook and eye. It is insanely cheap. I really like the floral print fabric, but I did not wear this dress because the dress is short. It hits about 10 inches above my knees and it gets shorter when I raise my hands.

I saw this cropped top and skirt DIY from a pair and a spare a while ago and made a mental note to do something similar. This I line dress was a perfect candidate for this project. There is a seamline at the waist, so that’s where I de-stitched and finished the hem. Because the top part was quite fitted, I made a small slit on sides so I can easily put on and take off the top. The zipper was in center back, so I cut it about 2 inches shorter than the hem of the top.

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I used a French curve ruler to make a slight curved line at the hem. I find it more flattering than just regular straight cut. The skirt is made by me too. Blogged here. I made a separate skirt too, but will still need to photograph it. I used a simple trick to lengthen the skirt…more next week! DIY dress to cropped top by vivat veritas3

Outfit details: Top and skirt – self made, watch – Michael Kors, Sandals – Dolce Vita “Foxie Low Heel Sandalskiko1年ほど前に、フォーエバー21のセールラックで400円で見つけたワンピースを、クロップトップスと、スカートの2ピースセットに作り変えました。


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