Lately I’ve been wanting to start meshing more fabrics together, colours and textures to see how they can complement one another or even clash in a good way. I guess you learn about all this stuff on a fashion course, I’m self taught so it’s never too late to start learning new techniques so I’ll start with this one and hopefully progress from there. I think something very unique can come of meshing fabrics and textures together. My first try at this was on the Pull-Up Skirt, I loved the outcome of that skirt and it all came down to the fabrics texture for it to be able to sit the way it does. So…
for this week I wanted to use the same method for the purple challenge. This skirt was thrifted and would fit a 10 year old, I’m not too sure who would wear this, perhaps a Jane Austen type dreaming up a wonderful romance with Mr Darcy. The cotton in this skirt is top quality and I thought I could utilise all three patterns to make this weeks challenge.
Vogue patterns were on special this week so I could get two designer patterns for the price of one. This is a Andrea Katz Objects a cutting edge pattern, V1248. This range is the quirkiest I’ve seen in any of the pattern books, they have a very architectural feel about them which you know I’d be a fan of. At first glance of this pattern you wouldn’t notice the three collars until you viewed the line drawing on the back, this feature alone made me buy the pattern. The skirt I will attempt another day.
So, you can see what parts of the thrifted skirt I have used in the top. I’m really happy with the outcome and can see me having a stack of these shirts all lined up in my wardrobe ready to wear for whatever mood I’m in. I’m super happy with this pattern too. Vogue never disappoint. Here’s my photo flurry of Vogue Pattern V1248 and Burda 7677 made from a lightweight black and white cotton check fabric which for some reason have come up purple in my photo’s. Super comfy, super chic!
My head scarf I sewed from all the left over scraps, long strips that added up to at least 1.5mt square. Perfect!
The belt breaks everything up don’t you think? I added the super wide black elastic to the back of the sheared skirt and placed carriers for the tie. This Belt slips over my head and sits perfectly on my waist. The back of this top also has the snap openings just like the front, I omitted the check placket that I cut on the bias that you see on the front and just used the purple fabric which was a good decision I think, it may of looked a little backwards. The armhole facings are made from the fabric from bottom of the skirt, interfaced and overlocked.
I have only spotted one other version of this top on the sewing internets and that’s by the super talented Handmade by Carolyn. If you know of another link please let me know.
till next week …Happy Sewing.