Sun and Moon Flowers
Years ago, we used to make blouses and skirts so that they looked like a one-piece dress when actually they could be worn mixed and matched. Of course one could always add more pieces and the variety increased the versatility of the garments. That was before knit tops became popular and woven cottons of various weights and qualities reigned for practical clothing. Most of these patterns were found on Etsy.
|Two Piece Dress|
|Seven Day Wardrobe|
The seven day wardrobe was one of those fun projects to see how many items could mix and match with three to four different fabrics that coordinated.
While searching through the internet I found this picture:
I found a few "vintage" patterns that could be used similarly to the above. However, currently there are many catalog patterns that are available to make such an outfit. This could be the base for your wardrobe for church, gatherings, shopping, etc.
There is a two-piece dress on sale from KwikSew for $3.99 right now. It is a simple style that could be made with coordinating fabrics for fall and winter. Longer sleeves and higher top would work well for those seasons. Shorter sleeves and lighter fabrics are good for spring and summer. The skirt is a flattering design. All one needs is a jacket and there are many short styles to choose from.
|This pattern offers a jacket with a collar.|
|This has a skirt pattern as well.|
|Butterick 5927 would work nicely with its simple lines.|
|This is Vogue 9090 that may go well with a short jacket.|
|This is another Vogue pattern (Vogue 7975) that has many options.|
An interesting jacket pattern that is more fitted and has a unique style line is offered at Nancy' Notions.
This pattern offered by Indigo Junction is looser in style, yet chic and comfy looking.