Sunday, June 10, 2012

Filling in the Gaps in my Wardrobe

It's been a while but I have been sewing!

I decided June would be the month that I would make items I really need.

I always get excited when I discover I really need something....Capris, short sleeved tops and a rain jacket are all on my list.

So far, I've made three pairs of capris, two tops and I'm having a great time making a casual jacket using an old issue of Burda World of Fashion. But that will be another post.

First capris.#1

                    Fabric:Stretch Cotton Sateen

                     Size: 8. (Silhouette sizes   represent finished
                       garment measurements.)

                      Changes to pattern: 1. Added 2" to top of pant
                       because I don't like low rise pants.
                       2. Added cute pockets on side of capris.

Comments: I love this pattern! It fits like a dream and is so easy to make. I made a muslin in a ponte knit. For those I used size 6 and they were perfect.For the stretch cotton, I really needed the bigger size.The waistband is wrapped around 2" elastic.

Next item was this top:


Fabric: Polyester Lycra

Size 2. (Again, sizes not those of the Big Four ).

Changes: Nothing to do with fit. I scooped the neck lower with my French Curve and made the sleeves longer than the short version of the pattern.

    Comments: The fit on this top is amazing. I used the D cup piece for the side front and  
       this muslin turned into a wearable one.The back is really cute,I think.

This is what the two pieces look like on me.

And with that, I`m going to call it quits because my laptop is behaving really badly.

I do hope you all had time to sew this weekend. Have a great week and let`s all hope for sunny and warm weather for this week.



Irene said...

What a lovely summer outfit! Wonderful pockets on the pants!

Linda T said...

I've made the same pattern into capris and love them. Haven't made the top, but after seeing yours, I think I must! That is such a cute outfit!

Dixie said...

What a nice outfit you've sewn! The pockets add a fun touch to the capris, and the print of the top is very cheery. You look great in these clothes!

Amanda S. said...

Great outfit! The colors of that top are so pretty.

Vicki said...

Very cute summer outfit. Look forward to seeing the jacket :)

gwensews said...

Great outfit. I really like Giorgios top and must, must order it.

ReadyThreadSew said...

Perfect summer outfit. It looks cool, comfortable and stylish.

Lori said...

Beautiful summer outfit and I really like the pockets on the pants

velosewer said...

How lovely. These are gorgeous pieces.

pdiddly said...

another great ensemblee from you Diana - I have had Capri pants on my list for ages, and indeed I have just cut out and am part way through with a beige pair of pants to create a look from a RTW collection, and yesterday I thought I may use some more of the fabric to do a Capri too.

Sharon said...

A lovely summery outfit and cute pockets.