9/14/16

Twin Set Love...

I’ve recently found love in the simplest ensemble, the Twin Set as I am affectionately calling a matching top & skirt. 

 My workwear has been entrenched in tailored suits over the last 25 years and honestly didn’t know any other way to dress for my work life. Fast forward to the last 8 years of sewing my own clothes, I’ve ventured into wearing casually corporate garments.  Especially being that the corporate arena has become soft on office attire.  

However, I still have a deep rooted love affair with my suits and don a suit at least 2 days out of the week now.  My suit collection was revamped 11 years ago and plan to get the last bit of wearing out of them...lol

The Twin Set Love started so innocently tho'  while participating in a sewing challenge mentioned here.  After completing the challenge, and after wearing a few of the pieces, I immediately wanted more.




All of the twin sets were created using knits and what I am loving about this set is the ability to mix and match.  Although I donned suits for years, I did not mix & match my suits pieces... a total no-no.  




To create the twin sets, I used my go-to TnT patterns (New Look 6735), (Simplicity 1849) and (Mccalls 6654).








For Mccalls 6645, I modified it with a yoga waistband, which I learned from a fellow periscope seamstress Char of bless1.  All of the skirts are fully lined. Love that method, making the construction even easier.  Here is a yoga waistband tut I found if one is interested.


 Each of the patterns are easy with minimal fitting and they also provide instant gratification. 



Adding these sets to my wardrobe collection gives me more versatility.  Lastly, At my 50+ age and spending 12-15hrs. away from home daily, there's nothing like wearing clothes that feel like pajamas...lol



Until then,
Have a Great Week!

18 comments:

Mariela Alethia said...

Fantastic!

Sheila said...

Thank you Alethia!

Julie said...

Wow! That's a lot of outfits. And they/you look great.

Cherie said...

OH my goodness, Sheila, what a wardrobe! Love each set, and they all look so wonderful on you!

Irene said...

What a wonderful collection!

Sheila said...

Thank you Julie! It looks like a lot, but its just the mixing & matching possibilities.

Sheila said...

Thank you Cherie!

Sheila said...

Thank you Irene!

garnet128 said...

I agree...so many options, looks good and still very professional on you and comfortable to wear too. Doesnt get any better. But I have to say the black and white stripe twin set is my ultimate favorite. Great job!

c-ing said...

All beautiful. Good thinking. Seeing what you can wear with more than one thing. Not very familiar with the yoga band but it sounds comfortable. Those twin sets work together and alone as a two piece.

Myra said...

Great pieces Sheila! I love a good twin set and as you know...no more suits on a regular for this lady!

Sheila said...

Thank you Garnet128 !

Sheila said...

Thank you Syl. The yoga waistband is soooo comfortable.

Sheila said...

Thank you Myra!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

They are all gorgeous and Seeing all the possibilities is amazing!!

Sheila said...

Thank you Ann!

Noriecreates said...

I love all the twin sets! I totally agree with you about making comfortable outfits! Maturity tends to bring clarity lol!

Sheila said...

Thank you Norie ! I am so loving the skirts with its cozy waistband.