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Amber's Zinnia Skirt + Ondee Sweater

It's time to get my wardrobe ready for fall! I was inspired to make a new Zinnia skirt after borrowing Jaime's for a photo shoot a few weeks ago. I immediately knew I needed it in my wardrobe. This simple skirt is so comfortable and classic! I decided for the most perfectly cozy autumn outfit, I also needed to make another Ondee Sweater--this time in the long sleeve version.

My Zinnia Skirt
Pattern: Zinnia by Colette, Version 1
Size Made: 8
Fabric: Yarn Dyed Essex in Spice
Modifications: Used Version 2 pockets

This golden brown cotton chambray is my dream color for an autumn skirt. The linen/cotton Essex from Robert Kaufman is a lovely weight for a skirt, a little heavier and crisp but not stiff.

I made Version 1, with gathered waist and buttons down the front. I wanted the skirt to have inseam pockets, so I left off the patch pockets and cut out Version 2's pocket pieces.

The skirt pieces are pretty wide and are cut on the crossgrain so you can get the width of the pattern pieces from the length of the fabric. It was a tight fit, so make sure you have the full amount of fabric, and trace all your pieces before you cut.

My Ondée Sweater
Pattern: Deer and Doe Ondée Sweater Version B
Size Made: Drafted between 2 sizes - 40 Bust/44 Waist
Fabric: Soy French Terry in Black
Modifications: Lengthened bodice 2"

I really like the style of my recent make--the Triangle Tokens Ondée Sweater--with a highwaisted skirt. I decided to try the long-sleeved Version B of Ondée in the most cozy Soy French Terry, which is a thicker knit fabric with a refined sweatshirt feel.

This version has a slightly scooped neck and full length sleeves. I added 2" to the length of the bodice, and kept the size adjustments I made on the first go, tracing for a size 40 at the shoulders and bust and size 44 at the waist and waist band. This is the classiest, coziest sweatshirt ever!

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