Sunday, June 21, 2015

Adding to the TG Wardrobe

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?

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  1. I am really loving your TG wardrobe. It looks so soft and fun and funky. I would love to see more modeled photos. g

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    1. Thank-you! And you are quite right, I have been rather lazy. I've just uploaded a post of me wearing the clothes - and there will be another one tomorrow. The pics certainly give a much better perspective!

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  2. This all looks dreamy and the colours are so soft. I agree it would be great to see them on yourself, would love to see how they drape on a proper body

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    1. Thanks - and your wish is my command! The first of two posts has just been uploaded.

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  3. Love the fabrics, styles and colors - my kind of wardrobe too.

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    1. Thank-you! I love wearing these clothes - and I have had a few compliments which is rather lovely!

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  4. Your swap wardrobe has really encouraged me to do a series. Not spectacular lagenlook like yours but never the less right for me. Still working on it but will post soon.

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    1. Please do, I would love to see what you have made. I'm always looking for inspiration!

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  5. You have fabulous style and great color sense! I love how you make it all work for you.

    In particular, thank you for the mods to make a Phoebe jacket. It's such a great layering piece, and I love the way you give each one its own little quirks.

    Brilliant!

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