Yesterday was a holiday here in Canada, and I was lucky enough to celebrate Canada Day at home. I had been trying to get to L'Atelier the entire weekend, and had limited success until yesterday. With black thread on my serger, I decided to continue on with the grouping of clothes in black. I am now focusing on the "bottoms" portion to give me a few more options. I was relatively successful in creating a few basics yesterday. When I looked at the pictures again, they all looked like a variation on the theme. But go with what works!!
I jumped on the bandwagon for this pattern, and have to admit that now that I've tried it, I wish I tried it earlier!! It's the Loes Hinse Cap Sleeve Dress pattern. The pattern offers a number of variations.
|Line Drawing from Loes Hinse Cap Sleeve Dress pattern|
|LH Cap Sleeve Dress|
|Line Drawing from Loes Hinse Tank Dress Pattern|
|LH Cami view E from the Tank Dress pattern,|
Skirt is view C from the Boot Skirt pattern
|Line Drawing from Loes Hinse Boot Skirt Pattern|
|Top is Tank Dress Pattern, view E|
Skirt is LH Boot Skirt, view A, modified
|Line Drawing from Loes Hinse Sarong Skirt|
|LH Tank Dress View C|
LH Sarong Skirt, view A
I am wearing the maxi skirt today with the tank (View C), with a slightly oversized chambray shirt. I feel elegant, cool and sophisticated. The jersey wears like a dream!
I have one more garment in the luscious jersey - a pair of Oxfords, ready to be sewn. I only need about an hour to whip them together! I'm still at a loss as how to take photographs of the pants I make, and still don't have a tripod. I was very pleased with the result of the pants I made yesterday (black Oxfords in the same rayon crepe fabric), but can't show them to you in a fashion that would be flattering, so I won't - you'll just have to take my word for it that they're great!!
I stopped in at Fabricland today to pick up more black thread, and black serger thread (I am running low of both!!!) as well as more elastic. What did I find? More of the luscious jersey - they had a plethora of other colours that were on sale before their inventory. I found it really hard to restrain myself at only $7/m, but I behaved. I chose 6 meters of a deep stone colour and 4 meters of a light cream colour. I am convinced this stuff is the perfect travel fabric! I also found a lovely red with black and cream floral print ITY jersey knit for another Perfect Tee and a short knit skirt (Boot Skirt view C) to coordinate with the . More sewing to come!