Still no rain, well that’s not strictly true since we had 5 drips last week, not even enough to make it into our tanks. That might explain why white has become the most precious of colours. Goes with everything but one wear and she’s a little sad.
This shirt has already been worn more than any of the others. It’s the dependable one, safe secure, not too ‘out there’. Not sure where I got the twill weave metreage, not sure if it was a gift or bought. Not sure what the fibre content is? Could be 100% linen or a linen/cotton mix. What I do know is the burn test proved it was plastic free, so it’s anyone’s guess. I just love this plain Jane as much as her predeccesors. Great fit, fab under a jumper or cardi or jacket. Can be dressed up or down, leave the cuffs open and long for that sloppy, “what this old thing?” vibe. Or do it all up and pop on a jumper to look stitched up and serious. BTW she’s the same pattern as the Billabong ripoff, the gift that just keeps giving.
Note the teeny tiny back darts, probably less than 1cm, more like 8mm. They serve to control that back boof I’m always lamenting, worth a try if like me you don’t enjoy the quasimodo back.
These self drafted trews were made using my pant block – derrr, sorry about stating the obvious! Tencel from Spotlight when their sale was on, not terrible fabric, but I’ve used better. The front pockets are great, deep and whoah – just had to insert the flower embroidery. I like that it peaks out and matches my nails. The side seam insertion was a bit tedious to draft, but I think it’s effective. From memory I positioned the insertion slightly forward of the side seam, it creates the illusion of a slimmer thigh maybe?
Back pockets were stolen from a favourite pair of jeans that died many moons ago. I should have taken clearer notes as to their position, because in this tush photo I seem to have set them too far apart.
The Tencel drawstring trousers were a middle make – the interlude between many pyjama versions and my next version which is a pair of ‘you beaut’ fully swish, rayon/silk brocade-y asian inspired PJs. I will be fully ready for pyjama party invitations when they’re done! But the motivation to make swish nightwear is waning when I think of all the fun, pretty and practical summer things I could be making. Not that these 2 items aren’t practical, but I’m getting a bit bored with shirts and trousers by now. In fact last week my muse departed for a few days and I was seriously concerned as to where she’d gone – one had to resort to mending – luggage! The lady had apparently purchased too much duty free and the zipper couldn’t cope. Mended and sold in the Red Cross shop in a couple of days.
Back to the grindstone… I’m willing the muse into existence.