Vogue 2898, the basis for the Wardrobe pattern for SWAP, made up in a black poly lace and lined with cream colored georgette for the bias top and cream colored tricot knit for the skirt. This is not part of the SWAP collection but rather extra to it. Nice way to dress up the pattern. Changes I made: I straightened the vertical seam lines a bit between the waist and hip and made it an elastic waist skirt, since it will have a top and possibly a belt over the waistband. Added a FBA to the top. The top calls for a full length zipper, I used a 9" and even that is probably totally unnecessary. detail of where lining is french tacked to skirt. 16 tacks in all, one at each curve where the godet starts and one at each seamline at hem
Above: Cotton shirt without collar and cuffs, put together for fitting. McCalls pattern.
Below: Butterick top and Vogue 2898 skirt, ready for fitting and marking of hems. Changes: Added a CF seam to top in order to insert bias piping to match skirt. Skirt: shortened to knee length to be appropriate for office wear.
V2975 top and skirt in pink, basted side seams, ready for fitting.
Answer to Vicki, this top is this Vogue Pattern, and what you're seeing is the topstitched top of the pleat, folding over on the hanger.
plus another skirt which has nothing to do with SWAP sewing, and the dress and top made last week.
In tomorrows Mail, in one of the post office's flat rate Priority Mail boxes, The white jacket basted together (Vogue 2898) and the muslins for fitting the other jackets, and hopefully, if I don't sleep at all tonight, a muslin for the pants too. Sorry D and mom, but I want you to know, even if it is a bit of an inconvenience for you, getting it in pieces, I am working as fast and as diligently as I can.