It's been a whirlwind weekend with a quick trip to the Lowcountry to handle some things for my husband's 82+ year old mother, but I've been able to stay steadfast in wearing handmade clothes each day. We returned home last night. For today's Sunday, going-to-church outfit, I'm wearing my leopard linen Burda Skirt
made from a pattern in the BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook, with NEWLOOK 6108's sleeveless cowl top
and the recently completed cardi Pattern N, from Yoshiko Tsukiori's book 'Happy Homemade Sew Chic'
. By the way, I understand Yoshiko Tsukiori recently published a new book 'Comfortable and Stylish Clothes'
and can't wait to see it available in the U.S.!!! If you want to see other new releases of Japanese Sewing Books, or reviews and information of books already out, Japanese Sewing Books
is a fantastic resource site.
Before we left for the Lowcountry on Day 22 Me-Made-May 2015, I snapped this shot, photo below, of my new 'Ottobre meets Alabama Chanin' outfit. Hope to put more info up on the blog this week as this is an interesting asymmetrical draped blouse made of crepe de chine from the 2/2015 women's Ottobre magazine #10 Sculpture. The skirt is a 4-panel skirt traced from Natalie Chanin's book 'Alabama Studio Sewing + Design'. Original plans were to embroider the skirt with the Alabama Chanin Climbing Daisy stencil..... and I may still do that. The skirt is so perfect with this little top, I'm worried the embroidery might detract or look odd? Opinions? Please?!!! No photos for day 23 because it was a crazy day.... but I did wear handmade clothes! UPDATE 5.28.2015
: Blog post on Ottobre No. 10 Sculpture
Do you see what I see in the photo below?! Couldn't help but catch Buster asleep in the daylilies. He did not even open his eyes as I snapped a couple of shots. This is his favorite place to escape from the heat..... and I don't blame him!
Hope everyone is having a good day, wherever you may be!
Buster certainly understands the cooling principles of plants. He's lovely.ReplyDelete
I am not sure about the embroidery on the skirt - if you love it as it is, maybe leave it. You can always add embroidery anytime if it feels right to do so. Or when it gets shabby and worn and you want to play with it.
Thanks for your input Sarah Liz! That's where I'm not sure either. Guess I'll still think about it.Delete
The top outfit is stellar! I love all your clothes, but the colors of your "goin' to chuch" ensemble are really nice on you. As for the embroidery question...I think doing an AC project would be fun, only if I had a designated outfit for the piece ( plain blouse, and linen vest etc). I am drawn to that handwork but I never buy that style of RTW in boutiques.ReplyDelete
I've been intrigued with the Alabama Chanin handwork and styles for the past couple of years and I probably wouldn't buy that rtw either (couldn't afford it!!!), but then so many of the things I sew for myself I probably wouldn't buy off the rack.... yet love them more than what I can/could buy off the rack. Does that make sense? Sewing has helped redefine my 'style' and now when I look at women's clothing in the stores.... I don't like anything! :) Thank you for your kind compliment! These are my favorite 'neutral' colors.Delete
Hi Lisa. I'd make a sample of the embroidery if you have a bit of the jersey left. Then hold it or pin it to the front to give you an idea of the change it would make. I love the idea of the climbing daisy pattern, and have to get round to making a skirt myself to go with AC top I put on MAGAM. I will probably do the Angie's Garden design on that if I can, though I would like a one layer skirt as two is too heavy for summer. TSReplyDelete
That's a great idea Trish! Also thanks for adding that a one layer skirt is better for summer wear. I'd wondered if I needed 2 layers for 'stability'. You read my mind on that question. :)Delete