Two pairs of Style Arc Flat Bottom Flo trousers, in the newly-arrived blue leopard and pale blue stretch twill.
Two Style Arc Dixie tops, stash busted from odds and ends. One is in a sort of raspberry crepe-like fabric contrasted with a morsel of red/brown ombré chiffon that was once sleeves for a top for the missus. This took some creative cutting, and the upper bodice sections are self underlined for decency.
The other is in deep purple jersey, paired with a bit of rich purple chiffon/gauze that I think I snagged from a sari shop many years ago. Even double layered, it’s very transparent, so I’m underlining the upper bodice sections in powernet as I did for the zebra print/black one.
Vogue 2813, a Donna Karan shirt which I first made up for the missus…it’s got some great style points- dropped shoulder, oversized collar and double cuffs. There’s a fly front too and exra long sleeves- I shortened them by about three inches for my teeny wife! It was going to be in the silk chambray, but at the very last second, I remembered that it’s sized for stretch fabrics and stopped in the nick of time. On a whim [which I find works well for me on the whole] I subbed the parrot sateen in. Bear with me!
Finally, the V1309 Issy Miyake origami top. This looks completely baffling in the instructions, so I’ve hacked up a bit of poly dupion that was once a door cover. [We had horrible glass panelled doors on every single room in our last rental- including bedrooms and bathroom- so I made dupion panels for all of them.] I’m going on guesswork, as there are no lengthen/shorten lines anywhere, and no finished measurements given…intriguing.
Fell at the finishing line: New Look 6655. I was planning on the coat length tunic using the parrot fabric to use as a summer coat…I’m definitely not going to do it in the silk chambray though, so that’s back in reserve..
I’m back at work on Monday, and will also be starting to mark A level papers, so the frequency and/or length of posts may dwindle during the mad season. Or not. Time will tell. Meanwhile I have three days of holiday left, so let’s see how many of these I can get made up. On my marks, get set…