I am happy to say that I have been wearing my TG (Tina Givens) wardrobe as often as possible - I am still struggling with what to wear when it is cold or wet (fortunately that does not happen very often at this time of the year), so the clothes have had a good workout. One interesting result of this was that it identified gaps, and what I needed to flesh out the collection. So I made a few more pieces . . . .
First off was another jacket from the Phoebe pattern in a light blue linen:
The only changes to this version was that I made self covered buttons and used the raw edged bias binding on the front, as well as the hem and neckline.
By now I was on a jacket drive . . . . and I made one in white linen with some metal buttons. This time I faced the front edges with ribbon:
And what was that you could see peeking through on the first photo of this jacket? Yep, you are quite right . . . . a dusky rose skirt (Simplicity 4221)
I should mention that my twin is somewhat skinnier that me - ans when I wear this it does not bunch up so much at the waist . . . . !
I managed to use up a scrap of Bemberg fabric for the lining part of the skirt, and free-hand pleated three widths of fabric for the underskirt frill. It gives a lot of volume, but also adds weight. If I make this again, I will not use so much fabric for the frill - but as I had serged and triple stitched the frill on - it's not going anywhere! I used snap on poppers and ribbon to gather the skirt up, and all in all I am very pleased with these garments. I know that I will be making at least two more garments - a pair of light blue pants to match the blue jacket above, and another off white jacket. I did make one previously, but I did not put in a back seam, and I really need one to make the jacket fit me better.
What have you been up to this month?