Saturday, 2 April 2011

Finally, something for me, finished and wearable!

It's lovely when an outfit comes together!  I'll be wearing this with blue peep-toe shoes and a white t-shirt or vest
Pinned onto display model - at least it's a photo at last!

White linen. lined and edged casual jacket

Pink grosgrain ribbon used to stabilise the waist edge and back bow to
hide hook and eye - and trimmed with tiny glass beads.  Just because....

These have to be the best covered snaps I've ever done

Stats:  Own drafted pattern for pencil skirt.  I put in a kick pleat at the back rather than a split for a change.  Navy spotty cotton lined in black (all I had to hand) and trimmed with black lace - sew on with pink thread for cheekyness!  Concealed zip all topped off with the bright pink grosgrain ribbon for a splash of colour.

Jacket pattern is Vogue 8717.  I would typically cut a size 12 but having looked carefully at the finished measurements decided to go with a 10.  I did tissue fit and decided to make a toile as well - I didn't want anymore hiccups this week!  No other alterations were made.  Using white linen and a white poly lining I trimmed the outside edge and sleeves with flattened bias binding folded in half (I didn't want to make it into piping). I err'd on the edge of caution with this one.  I really wanted to add a navy and pink edging to match the skirt but decided against it - I'll want to wear it with other things so better to keep it plain.  I'm loving my covered snaps, they sit so well.

I'm delighted with this outfit and am spurred on to make something else before Ian gets home!  I could wear this to the wedding at the end of the month - but think my invitation is lost in the post......

On another note, I saw this whilst looking for the above pattern picture - this is on my hit list for the summer, I've fallen head over heels for this Kay Unger dress.

Isn't it gorgeous?!  I'm seeing myself in this in an ice blue, or soft charcoal grey....and approx 7lbs lighter

Oh - I wonder if I could squeeze it out of that white and green print I bought last week at the show?!
So many pattern, so little time, sigh.....


Karin said...

Gorgeous outfit! I love the white on white piping and the covered snaps. So pretty, and so different!

Christiana said...

What an adorable outfit. That jacketis so stylish, and could create many great looks, dress up or casual chic with a pair of denim trousers.


Irene said...

Absolutely gorgeous! And with two pieces - quite a few possibilities for wearing with other pieces. Enjoy your success - you deserve it after all the troubles you've had lately.

AllisonC said...

Cute outfit, I love the pop of colour from the pink ribbon, a really great detail.

MushyWear said...

I love this outfit. The shape of the jacket is unexpected and compliments the pencil skirt perfectly. The pink ribbon is icing on the cake!

Audrey said...

Lovely outfit, perfect for a wedding or just a beautiful spring day. The jacket pattern is in my spring sewing queue, and based on your version, it is moving up to the front.