So I thought this outfit from Simplicity 8059 looked really comfortable and Florida-chic on the pattern envelope, so I went for it all-the-way. I'm not so sure now, though. It looks a bit "madame" on me (meaning mature, not French). Like I could see this on one of the fabulous retirees that live down here. While I have no problem dressing a bit more mature as I get older (rompers not withstanding), I'm not ready to jump ahead that much yet.
I think it all comes down to the top's hem line, and I am thinking of remedying that this afternoon with a little snip snip and sew. It's funny because that detail was what drew me to the pattern in the first place, but on me, I'm not loving it.
I do love the fabrics, though. Both are from JoAnn. The top is made with this rayon spandex fabric which is no longer at my local store, but is for sale online, and I am seriously considering getting two more yards for a fun dress. It starts to pill pretty quickly, but I don't mind so much for a simple top, and I just love all the shades of blue. The pants are a linen/lyocell blend that I can't find online. They drape beautifully, and the linen look is nice. They do require a quick ironing after washing, but it is very fast.
The pattern and instructions for the V-neck are excellent. These are great results, and I will definitely use this pattern for all my future V-neck needs.
I tried the top with some jeggings to see if I preferred that look to the whole outfit together, but I'm still not convinced on the shape of the top. I think it is getting a snip.