This is a Cake patterns mash-up ensemble. It’s the Hummingbird top with a Pavlova skirt. A really long Pavlova skirt. I added about ten inches to the length and cut the pieces on the fold so that it only has front/back seams instead of the usual four.
This is one of two Hummingbird tops I’ve made recently. This is actually the more recent one, the first one I finished right before I got sick (literally, just about 3 hours before I ended up in ER), but it’s waiting for a skirt to go with to get finished before I take pictures.
The fabric for the skirt is the same kind of 100% cotton gingham as this dress I recently made for Guinevere. The top fabric is a cotton ponte di roma out of my stash that I had found at Hancock Fabrics sometime last year. It seems to be rather difficult to find cotton ponte (usually polyester is the norm). It may be just a bit thick for this pattern; that waist seam is a little thick, but it’s really comfortable. I have some fabric left, maybe enough for this dress.
Is this too costume-y for wearing out-and-about? Strangely enough, I feel quite comfortable wearing it, and not at all overly conspicuous. Unfortunately I had a wretched time getting pictures. I forgot how Guinevere needs to be standing on a chair in order to get me at the most flattering angles. On my second photo-shoot attempt, Pete got better angles, but fewer pictures since the camera battery died. No twirling pics this time, though it’s an incredibly twirly outfit.
I’m counting the top as use from my stash, though I didn’t use the entire piece up. Stash-busting stats: 18/25