Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Out of Alberta - Part Deux

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 . . . . !)

12 comments :

  1. You are quite the prolific sewist - love your wardrobe. Great colours too.

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    1. Pssst!!! Don't tell anyone, but they are very quick and easy to make!

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  2. Thank you for taking pics wearing them...I appreciate it. They are all pretty and I love the colors!!! My favorite is the floral trousers. I'm ordering the Jaqueline pattern today. :)

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    1. Oooh, let me know how you get on! Our local fabric shop has a sale on and the linen (plain and patterned) fabric is $7 for the next week or so . . . . uh oh!

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  3. nice! I am loving these patterns! love the bright colors! I've got to get my sewfest on lol!

    Helen

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    1. Spring and summer are creeping up on us! Got to get ready!

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  4. Liked the neutrals before but love the vibrancy of these!

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    1. Thanks Ruth - I may pick up some more of the neutrals, they are just so soothing!

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  5. What a productive weekend you had! Love the floral trousers in particular. I bet they become favourites.

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    1. I think that they will - they feel lovely to wear. Thank-you!

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  6. I really enjoy these garments. Thank you for sharing. They provide lots of inspiration!

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  7. I'm about to dive into Tina Givens patterns too- I can't thank you enough for your timely reviews! I too intend to remove ruffles and flouffiness- I'm 51 and plus sized (fortunately tall) and there's a limit to how far I'll go, at least at the beginning :)
    I notice all your pieces are beautifully pressed- is that how you'll keep them? I'm not sure where I stand on that issue. And ironing in summer in Chicago is not fun.
    Finally- the coral is GORGEOUS on you, and it's amazing with the neutrals. You MUST wear that color often. That's an order.

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