So I have finally got over my jetlag and finished washing and ironing some things to show you.
Just before I left I met up with the lovely Trena from Slapdash Sewist, who unlike me, seems to be immune to jetlag! We spent an evening at dinner and then pretty much an entire day shopping and sightseeing, I had such a good time. Since I foolishly didn't take any photos you can read about the trip on Trena's blog here.
You can see that my bag of fabric from the textile market in Sham Shui Po is about twice the size of Trena's, I don't know how that happened - I'm sure she must have sneaked some of her stuff in there. Here's what I got;
Close up of the sheer, this will be a very simple unstructured top I think.
I also bought a black wool blend to make a dress for the funeral and made yet another version of my Burda 02/09-124 dress but with a more modest neckline. I plan to embellish the neckline with some crystals to turn it from a funeral dress to an LBD. I think my nan would approve.
On the sewing front, I made 2 more separates. Another black shirt from the leftovers of the cutaway shoulder shirt in my last post. This one is Patrones issue 269, #1, although I left off the collar and belt. I'm a bit of a novice at Patrones and I'm only brave enough to attempt patterns I think I can figure out without instructions, but this turned out well so I am encouraged to try more.
I used Burda 09/08 - 120, a basic pencil skirt. I liked that the cut was such that it is quite narrow, but has no back slit or any other details other than waist darts. There is still enough walking ease, but I must remember not to wear this skirt if I want to climb onto the bus!
The fabric is a lightweight cotton so I lined it with china silk. I found it to be a little shorter than I wanted so I added a hem facing from a strip of fabric so I could take a minimum depth of hem but still get the benefit of a little bit of extra fabric weight there, it definitely helps it to hang better.
LOVE that colbalt blue knit!!!!!ReplyDelete
Great job on the sewing, love the colors of the skirt with the black top.ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear about your grandmother. Glad you are back!ReplyDelete
BTW, my daughter and I traced the barbie patterns and picking out fabric! thank you again--boy, these pieces are tiny!!!
hola, soy chilena y hace muy poquito empece a estudiar diseño de vestuario, y mi hermana me mando tu blog, esta muy lindo y las cosas que haces son preciosas, te felicito!!ReplyDelete
las telas son miy bellas, aca cuesta un poco encontrarlas pero se puede!!
un abrazo afectusoso
I'm glad to see you posting again! That whole outfit is very cute and super slimming! I love the colors in the skirt.ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear about your grandmother. I just lost mine recently, too. It's very sad; but like you said, also good to catch up with family. I'm so glad your grandmother lived such a long, happy life.ReplyDelete
Sounds like you had a wonderful trip and brought back some wonderful fabrics.
That 02/09 pattern has had quite a transformation. And I would have gotten those fabrics too. They are each lovely in different ways.ReplyDelete
So sorry to hear about your grandmother... But isn't it funny how events like that bring family closer together? Love the fabric you got on your trip - esp the big jersey print... Also love the pink pencil skirt...ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear about your grandmother. Always sad.ReplyDelete
You did really well at the market! And you new outfit looks great. Fabulous skirt fabric.
My condolences to you and your family.ReplyDelete
Love that skirt. LOVE IT !!
Wow! That pink sheer is beautiful - it will make a gorgeous top. And I love that Patrones top. Would love to get my hands on one of those mags - but living here in the hinterlands, there's no chance of that. Just would like to thumb through it.ReplyDelete
glad to see your back, and I'm happy you were able to see your grandmother off, its such a blessing to have lived that long. great fabrics! love the fuzzy knits, beautiful. great top and skirt, I love the print on that skirt fabric, just my styleReplyDelete
Sorry to hear about your grandmother.I'm so glad she lived such a long life.ReplyDelete
I love the pink pencil skirt!
I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother.ReplyDelete
The outfit looks wonderful!
My condolences to you and your family. Grandmothers are very special.ReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to seeing what you create with your new fabrics.
Sorry to hear about your grandmother.ReplyDelete
The shirt is very neat and the skirt is awesome!! I love the fabric!! The total outfit looks great!
My condolences, it's always so sad losing a loved one.ReplyDelete
Nice looking outfit, well done!
Not only did you get some great fabrics but I love the print you used for the skirt! Awesome!!!ReplyDelete