So Zoe, put up the challenge and I have accepted I will wear for the month of May one garment each day that I have made. I will blog about it as I go so hopefully I can manage it. Part of the challenge will be to also make one garment from an indie pattern company each week as well, so keep your fingers crossed.
I have recently made a top and camisole that I love , I was looking through my BurdaStyle Magazines on the left is 12/2014 and on the right 10/2014 and thought I would make use of the gorgeous silk chiffon I got in Bali a couple of years ago as well as this double georgette fabric I bought as a lining.
The two images above are the silk chiffon in a batik pattern and the lining as well as the two garment images that inspired this make. I loved the sheer lace top and the multi layered dress so I thought I would combine them sought of.
I made the top seen here it is a boxy style with slim sleeves.
I had to be a little creative with the construction as I had not quite enough fabric (as is often the case when I buy without knowing what it will be). It is all constructed with french seams as both of these fabrics frayed like crazy. I even used cotton gloves ( essential for fine fabrics)when working with them as my hands kept catching on the fabric ( not enough hand cream ,Oh well .)
Here is the undertop/ Cami details I made it longer than the top but shorter than the dress.
I have worn this combination a lot .The weather at the moment here is thinking about Autumn but keeps jumping back to summer so layers are the way to go.
This is the view from my balcony gorgeous isn’t it!
This is such a fun and comfortable outfit to wear and as it cools down I can add a warm coat and boots and keep on wearing it a definite win in my books! I am always after versatility in my makes if possible I like to play with my clothes mix them up when I can.
How about you?
I have just cut out these two fabrics in this pattern (the top not the cami, neither is sheer),one is a gorgeous satin and the other an artificial suede. Can’t wait to start they are in the queue and it’s a long one but I am going to jump them up as I want them now.
I hope you are enjoying your sewing, what are your go to patterns for your coming season?
Happy Sewing ,
Great fabric choices and I appreciate the cotton glove tip. I’ve caught fabrics before with ragged nails and cuticles.
Thanks Andrea , the gloves are great they really help 🙂
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