I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed the festive season.
Here in Australia it is Summer and incredibly hot . This pattern another by Sandra Betzina is a winner. I am really becoming a fan she makes really fun and comfortable patterns that are great to wear and I love all the tips she gives in the instructions.
This pattern is for a top and skirt. The top has an interesting high neckline, it is sleeveless and has a high low hem.
The skirt has an interesting design line and pocket.
I decided as I am apt to do to not use a knit fabric as suggested, there are instructions and pattern info for using woven fabrics so not super radical.
I made the skirt in this fabric : A sheer crinkle crepe.
I underlined it in a sheer black polyester. I did put the piping in but then removed it it was too heavy in the fabric.
Then I used the top pattern to make three of them,( you know me it is a great shape I love an interesting neckline and sleeveless so couldn’t resist).
1. Embroidered organza in black underlined in black silk satin.(The silk satin was a long sleeved top that I no longer wore so I cut it up.)
2. A satin polyester fabric with a painterly grey print.
3. Is a Cotton Voile printed in shades of grey.
The garments came together quite quickly,
The organza top and the skirt.
I don’t know if you can tell from these pictures but the tops are all slightly different lengths. The cotton one is the shortest as I followed my standard bodice adjustment with this one and reduced the pattern by 4cm.The black one is slightly longer as I thought it looked better with the skirt and the satin top is longest as it is the length of the pattern with no adjustment. I love all three of these tops and the skirt is a joy to wear.
Since I have the pictures up I must also give you the scoop on my linen pants.
I made the Tessuti Robbie pant and absolutely love them .
I made one pair in a linen I had in my stash that I had dyed black it is not a heavy weight so lovely to wear in warm weather and I bought the gorgeous electric blue linen from Tessuti to make the blue ones. I am living in these at the moment and have another cut out to make . If you are a fan of linen pants these are great.
Until Next time,
Happy Sewing 🙂