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Ricki and Tulip and Scuba….

The Style Arc Ricki top I blogged a couple of posts back was actually a wearable muslin for this one.

Style Arc Ricki top with Itch to Stitch Lindy Petal skirt both in Spotlight scuba

Same size, same slightly too long sleeves, different fabric. This time I used some printed scuba from Spotlight. And had enough to make a skirt to go with it!

Style Arc Ricki top with Itch to Stitch Lindy Petal skirt both in Spotlight scuba

The skirt is the Itch to Stitch Petal skirt – I’ve made it before here.  This time I remembered my own advice and cut a waistband piece to encase the waist elastic then attach to the top of the skirt.

Style Arc Ricki top with Itch to Stitch Lindy Petal skirt both in Spotlight scuba

Scuba fabric is quite substantial but is also rather slippery and not all that heavy. I don’t have the same issue with the top pulling backwards in this fabric. It was very easy to sew – mostly on the overlocker – and simple to hem with the twin needle. I did pay attention to the pattern piece placement when I was cutting out in order to have the colours of the print where I found them most pleasing.

Style Arc Ricki top with Itch to Stitch Lindy Petal skirt both in Spotlight scuba

As it turns out I tend to wear these pieces separately more often than I wear them together. The skirt is great with my chocolate brown long sleeved tee and Harper jacket. And the top layers easily over a long sleeved tee when the weather is cold and works well with Misty jeans.  Scuba is definitely not a summer fabric, but it works beautifully in winter (all that double knit polyester)!

Style Arc Ricki top with Itch to Stitch Lindy Petal skirt both in Spotlight scuba

This time I got the combination of fabric and pattern just right.

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