I have to say that I love long weekends - and I managed to make this Easter weekend a five day sewfest. And where to begin? To start with, I picked up some lovely linen/viscose blend (Azalia Natural Prints and Solids) from my local fabric shop (Fabricland).
You can just about tell from the photos that the fabric has a lovely linen texture, but doesn't crease quite so much. It also is a great weight and drapes beautifully. I wanted to add some more colour to my Tina Givens Collection, and thought that these would go well with the mostly neutral pallette that I have so far.
And this is what I made:
Let me talk you through these goodies. From the left is a white Zelda dress, the Peplone jacket from before - but now with buttons (!), two pairs of Jaqueline trousers, one pair floral and the other from the same fabric as the Peplone, a green Kika top (minus the frills) and a fushia Jacqueline slip.
Here are all the garments so far:
The very first white slip that I made, from rayon, is not included here - I plan on making a better fitting slip out of white cotton - the same fabric as I used for the longer skirt on the pink and white dress.
Now some photos and details!
White Kika dress made from the linen/viscose fabric. The top is based on my 'Sorbetto' top and and I added the pleat and some pretty buttons. I am wearing it here with another pair of Jacqueline trousers made from the same fabric as the Peplone jacket.
Green Zelda slip - without a frill! Again with the same traousers as above.
Pink Jaqueline slip.
Peplone jacket from my last post worn with some floral Jaqueline trousers.
And with the fushia slip . . . .
And the green Kika.
I then thought that the Peplone and matching trousers would make a great TG suit, so I paired them with a green Sorbetto that I made a couple of years ago - looks pretty good I think/ And then my camera battery ran out!!
I have loads more to write about - close ups, comments on the patterns as well as playing around with 'looks' using these garments, but it is getting late and I need to go to work tomorrow (something to do with earning the money to pay for the fabric . . . . !)