Style DIY Top & Pants Matching Sets: For The Funky Cute Looks

β€œβ€How I style my DIY matching setsβ€œ Fashion Design + Film by Terrisa Chen

The DIY Top& Pants Matching Sets

Although summer is technically over, I still hold my feeling for the pink sweet feeling of the lovely sunshine , bubbly rose and the yummy ice-cream. I made this pink sweets print to remember the summer and also to cheer my self up whenever I feel bit down. You just need to dress cute sometimes and cute style can be cool as well.

The Fabric

I chose cotton batiste for this DIY design. This fabric is very lightweight and comfortable, it is semi-sheer and has beautiful illuminous look. They are popularly used for making linings or loungeries. However, with some fun and unique prints, they can be great for day wearing. I made a matching crop top and pants with this fabric and I love wearing them.

DIY pinks sweets matching sets

The Looks

I believe the best way to style this DIY matching sets is to have fun with it. The funky sweets print of the fabric already stands out itself. I just need to mix and match the top and pants with some different clothes and accessories to create more statement looks πŸ˜›

The fun & bitchy 60’s Mod look

Pair the DIY top with mini skirt, mini shoulder bag, ankle boots and retro cat eyes.

The Happy Go Lucky Vacation Look

Pair the DIY pants with crop top, hand bag, mule sandals and chained sunglasses

The Back to School & Work but still cool Look

Pair the DIY top with boyfriend blazer, cross body bag , sneakers and metallic shades

DIY Pencil Skirt & How To Style It For The Best Looks

This side slit pencil skirt is one of the very first skirts I made since I started sewing and it is one of the DIY clothing projects I actually wear all the time. To me, it is very important that the skirt looks chic and stylish on a daily basis. The midi-length pencil silhouette skirt with a side slit seems like the best option based on its timeless and versatile character.πŸ’œ

DIY pencil skirt & crop top
My Side Slit pencil skirt &crop top set

How I Made The Pencil Skirt

Making process in the video:

Materials I used for creating the skirt:

How To Style A Pencil Skirt

crop top with pencil skirt
With Crop Top & Pencil Skirt

Pair it with a crop top and strappy heels for a simple, chic, and sassy look πŸ˜‰

Crop top styles: High neck crop top

V neck crop top

Knit crop top

Heels Styles: High point heels

Strappy Heels

turtleneck top and pencil skirt
With Turtleneck & Ankle Boots

Pair it with a turtleneck top and ankle boots for a classy and sophisticated Look πŸ˜‰

Turtleneck Styles: Long sleeve turtleneck

Elbow sleeve turtleneck

Ankle Boots Styles: Patent leather ankle boots

Slender heel ankle boots

leather jacket and combat boots
With Leather Jacket & Combat Boots

Pair it with a Graphic Tee, a leather jacket, and combat boots for a funky and sassy look 😎

T shirt Styles: Retro graphic Tee

Leather Jacket Styles: Moto leather jacket

Combat Boots Styles: Zipper front combat boots

Laced up combat boots

button-down blouse and python boots
With button-down blouse & Python Boots

Pair it with a button-down blouse, python boots, and a mini handbag for an office yet quirky look πŸ€“

Button-down Blouse Styles: Semi sheer blouse

Python Boots Styles: multi color python boots

Handbag Styles: Mini top handle bag

cropped sweater and knee high boots
With Cropped Sweater & Knee-high Boots

Pair it with a cropped sweater, knee-high boots, and a mini box purse for a casual and fun look 😊

Cropped Sweater Styles: Crew neck cropped sweater

Turtleneck cropped sweater

Knee-high Boots Styles: Suede knee-high boots

Leather knee-high boots

Mini box purse Styles: Square mini box

Check Out My Other DIY Fashion Projects:

Gathered Front Knit Dress πŸ‘—

DIY Pink Floral Gathered Front Knit Dress

DIY gathered front knit dress
DIY Gathered front knit dress

This gathered front knit dress is made from rayon jersey, light, cozy, and stretchy.  The pink, flowery, and soft fabric reminds of a picnic in the garden.  I added the gathers in the front to give a little more structure to this dress. The fabric is flexible and versatile, It can be layered with a turtle neck shirt, a cardigan, or a denim jacket. 

In this article, I will share the my method to make this dress, however, I am not an expert in sewing or pattern making. I got my inspirations from others and I create my own designs. The point is to share the creative ideas , and the ideas can be transferred into many different unique creations .

🌟 Check out this dress in surreal digital art “The Secret Garden” 🌸🌳🎨

girl poses in a DIY pink floral dress
“Ready In Pink”

Materials For Creating The DIY Gathered Front Knit Dress

How I Make This Dress:

  • Trace the knit dress sloper ( Mark the desired dress length, make sure to add 1” extension along the center front for gathering)
Knit dress sloper
  • Recreate the front sewing pattern ( Mark and cut 8 equal distance between lines from center front to side, insert 2″ extension in between each cut line, add notches)
gather front dress pattern
  • Cut the patterns on the fabric (1/2″ or 5/8′ seam allowance)
cut fabric
  • Sew the center front pieces together first ( 1/2″ or 5/8″ seam allowance, and sew the side of the 1″ extension)
sew fabric
  • Pull a string through the extension and make gathers ( Use a safety pin to pull through )
make gathers
  • Sew the front sides and back sides together
  • Add desired sleeves

Add A Matching Square Scarf

pink floral square scarf

It is always fun to add a matching accessory to the cloth. I used the leftover fabric to make a pink floral square scarf. The sewing process is super easy and quick. The rayon jersey is soft and gentle for the neck, and it is perfect for the early fall weather.

  • Cut the fabric in a 20” by 20″ square
measure and cut fabric
  • On the wrong side, turn the edges over twice and press , pin the edges.
pin fabric
  • Sew the folded edges (hem)
sew
  • Use a stem iron to press over the fabric, it’s all done.