It’s been quite a while since I’ve sewn one of my favorite kind of skirt refashions for myself. But I’m not sure why because they are so fast and easy and comfortable!
Here’s what I started with:
And by using my own tutorial, I made myself a new skirt! I’m such a maxi skirt lover; it’s totally a byproduct of being 6 feet tall.
Things I love about this kind of refashion: All the hard work is already done. No waistband to sew, no pockets to install, no muslin to make, no fitting and fitting and fitting, and NO hemming!
Really I don’t have too much to say about this skirt, just this: if you haven’t refashioned one of these for yourself yet, DO IT!
Now onto the shirt! This is the NEWLY released Lane Raglan pattern by Hey June Patterns. It’s no secret I’m a fan of anything Adrianna, the genius behind Hey June Patterns, creates. But we’re very loyal to the Lane Raglan, pulling it out whenever we need a comfortable basic. We’ve had a Lane Raglan sew/wear off Round 1 and Round 2 when the pattern was updated to include thumbholes and a hoodie. And we’ve also hacked it into a cardigan.
So, I have to admit I was a little hesitant to try the newly updated Lane Raglan pattern due to loving it so much and knew that the fit had been altered on the latest update. Well! After sewing up the new update, here’s where the old pieces are!
Just for the record, this is the 3rd one I’ve made. So yeah, there will be a Lane Raglan sew/wear off Round 3 coming soon! For this one I used the elbow length sleeves and shortened them a little bit for summer. I’d like to say it was intentional, but the fact of the matter is I didn’t have enough fabric to go the whole length! Funny story: I was really using up scraps to make this wardrobe basic, and the front and one sleeve are from leftover bamboo cotton from making this skirt, while the back and other sleeve are leftover from making this skirt! But they’re both the same shade of black, so it’s all good!
I also used the new scooped hem, which I really love. I mean, I love the banded hem, but I think this one is going to be in constant rotation this summer.
Last note: Annie, my 7 year old was the photographer for this photo shoot! She told me how to pose, where to stand and was very serious about it all! I guess because we’re so often on different sides of the camera she was really excited about shooting this one for me. I have to say she did pretty good, although I think her perspective makes me look even taller, if possible!