Cinco de Mayo Inspiration

Hi, it’s Amanda on the blog today to bring you some Cinco De Mayo inspiration!  

I used Blaire’s High Low Skirt and Sandy’s Ruffle Neck Dress as my patterns for this look.  

I made no modifications to the pattern for Blaire’s High Low Skirt and sewed it in a bullet knit with cotton woven for the ruffle.  Since this pattern is drafted for woven or knit fabric I was able to use both fabrics without any adjustments.

I used the same cotton woven from the skirt ruffle for the top to tie the look together nicely.  I did slightly modify Sandy’s Ruffle Neck Dress to use it as a top paired with this skirt (instead of as a dress).  The only modification I did was to adjust the bodice length to make it top length instead.  You can use your favorite SLPCO top pattern and adjust to the top length on the pattern piece or you can measure your model to the length you would like (don’t forget to account for hem allowance on the length).  I used the top length on the Sapphire V-Neck Pattern matching up the bottom of the arm scythe on both pattern pieces.  I then traced the Sandy bodice piece to that length and added just a slight bit to the width at the bottom to account for wiggle room around her hips since this is a woven garment.   

I love the way the ruffles complement each other on these two pieces and I get all the Cinco De Mayo vibes from this outfit!  I hope you love this look and it has inspired you to create a festive look as well for Cinco De Mayo!  Be sure to share your makes in the Simple Life Fan Group as well!

– Amanda