Thursday, 8 May 2014

Patrones skirt and top


These pictures were taken a couple of weeks ago before the weather cooled down here. I used patterns from Patrones magazine to make this outfit, which I wore many times throughout the summer.

The top is this wrap style, No. 28, from Patrones Magazine 29 (2013). In typical Patrones style, the clothes are rather difficult to see:


The skirt is No. 8 from Patrones Magazine 24:



Yes, that is the same pattern I'm using to make my little French  jacket and no, I haven't finished it yet! But I am nearly finished. Pictures soon...

Anyway, back to the outfit at hand. The top is made from a remnant of drapey, woven polyester from Textile traders. I had had rather a busy morning this day and the fabric unfortunately got a bit crumpled. The top is edged with hand-made bias binding. I left off the tie at the front and chose to close the top with a press stud at the empire seam. The neckline is stitched closed.


The top does tend to blow open in the wind, so I am wearing a camisole underneath for these pictures. If it does happen to blow open, the yoke detail of the skirt is visible!


The skirt is made from a linen sample from a curtaining catalogue and the yoke is made with the wrong side of some dark grey denim. I added a folded strip of the denim, right side out as piping between the skirt and yoke. I changed the front fly to a side zip and the skirt is lined with white cotton.


The top has slightly cut away armholes, and should really be worn with a racer back bra!


This is a lovely, cool outfit for summer and another bargain creation costing less than $5 in total.


13 comments:

  1. I've been meaning to ask what has become of your LFJ. I've had one in the planning for a few months. Maybe I'll get to sew it before winter ends! Can't wait to see yours!

    ReplyDelete
  2. My advice is start the LFJ well before you want to make it. It takes forever! Nearly there now though.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I really should have started it months ago. I nearly have all my supplies though!

      Delete
  3. Lovely breezy summer outfit with some cute details. Gorgeous photos too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. I always miss summer, but it's fun to wear (and make) some warm clothes for a change.

      Delete
  4. Cute outfit! I like how you adapted the top - the cross front is really cool!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I find with Patrones I have to do my own thing as I can't read the Spanish instructions!

      Delete
  5. I like the bound edges on the top.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. I seem to be binding edges more and more these days.

      Delete
  6. A very graceful design of top and I love the fabric (the colour and spots are very Boden).

    It's always sad to hear the summer is coming to an end but the upside is you'll get to wear your leather jacket lots and with any luck, the summer might make its way to the UK!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Gotta love Boden and yes to leather jacket and summer coming your way!

      Delete
  7. Your skirt and top look lovely! Great idea to use the samples for the skirt.

    ReplyDelete
  8. are substances that raise the amount of the testosterone hormone in the
    bloodstream. It helps in enhancing athletic features and performance.
    This is because some ethnicities have standard amounts of testosterone but are unable to develop facial hair due to genetic issues.


    My page :: testosterone boosters

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking the time to comment. I value every single one.

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...