Sunday, August 23, 2015

Happy Colors

Finally, I finished the ensemble I originally intended to wear to MPB Day.  Both the T-shirt and skirt are self-drafted.  The fabric for the T-shirt, a cotton jersey knit, was purchased years ago from Mood Fabrics in New York City.  The fabric for the skirt, a teal woven cotton twill, was purchased this summer at NY Elegant Fabrics in New York City.

Clearly the star here is the colorful T-shirt.  I love the colors and floral motifs.  These colors just make me feel happy.  For my figure, I need darts even on knits for garments to fit properly.  I did sew them in using the method I wrote about previously but they get lost in the print which is nice. 





The skirt was a quick and simple straight skirt.  I designed it with a faced waist, invisible zipper and 2 front patch pockets.   I always stabilize the zipper area prior to installing the zipper.  Here I used strips of fusible tricot knit interfacing.


The inspiration for the pocket design came from an old pair of ready-to-wear pants:


Since I wanted to give the skirt a sporty feel, I used topstitching thread, faux flat fell seams and topstitched the hem:



This T-shirt and skirt are very comfortable and perfect for warm summer days.

Happy sewing!


14 comments:

  1. You look terrific in those colours. I enjoy your posts!

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    1. Thank you so much Janet. I am glad you enjoy my posts!

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  2. Love the topstitching details! I enjoy your posts as well!

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    1. Thank you Virginie. I am glad my posts are well received.

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  3. It looks great Tomasa! love all the details on your skirt!

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    1. Thank you Kyle! I actually think it was good I didn't finish this for MPB day. Lynn had worn pieces where the colors were just about the same!

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  4. I like the entire ensemble on you!

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  5. Both pieces are really beautiful! I really like the details on the skirt. Thank you for the clear photographs. You looked great in your leggings on MPB day.

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    1. Thank you Anna! I need to make (when I have time - ha) more long tops that the leggings can go with.

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  6. What a lovely outfit and adorable colours. Looks great on you :)

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  7. You're very creative. Those are very interesting pockets.

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    1. I can't take the credit for those pockets since they are a knock-off from the ready-to-wear pants but thank you! I am happy with how they turned out.

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