I admit the summer has left me tired out . Bob and I are back to our quiet life and watching lots of Netflix . Of course I'm never too tired to sew so there's been a lot of that going on.
I could have worn my reunion dress for the birthday party but I had one more outfit I wanted to make which would serve as a transition between summer and fall. It turned out to be perfect for an occasion like this so I wore it instead.
I 've lauded Fabricville's Milano collection of rayon jersey several times already so I'll spare you but when the 3 for 1 sale started, I bought a lot of my favorite knit . Actually, I bought the light taupe twice by mistake and so as I sewed , I kept thinking of other pieces I could make ,I ended up with four things. It was a very organized way of sewing because I didn't have to change the serger thread and I waited until all four pieces were finished before I hemmed them on my Janome Coverstitch Pro 2000 which I bought in the spring.
Here was my plan using Sally Surefit. I find this process so helpful when I don't know what to make with a certain fabric or when I'm feeling overwhelmed by my fabric stash. I don't always stick to the plan but it at least gets me started.
The first outfit didn't photograph well on the dress form. It looks much better on me and that doesn't often happen. As you can see, I didn't exactly stick to the plan.
The tunic was made using an old and now OOP pattern
and the ankle pant with elasticized hem were a modified version of my palazzo pant drafted from the Silhouette Yoga Pant #3400.
I love the extended shoulder and neckline of the Burda pattern. I added side slits for a little interest
It was when I had finished these two pieces that I discovered I had bought this fabric twice and I was delighted because the outfit just screamed for a long topper to wear over it. I went to my revised version of McCall's 6844 which I've made many times because I love the simple lines of this cardigan.
I added these draped pockets from another pattern for a little visual interest.
I admit I was getting tired of this colour by now but I made one more piece which I'll keep for next time.
I would love to have gotten action shots at the party but that didn't happen but my DH snapped these pics just before we left. Oh and my husband sisters loved this outfit!
And I'll leave you with a shot I took of our deck to check the lighting and the lovely peaceful view we get to enjoy every day . It's so pretty I thought I'd include it.
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