Don'tcha just love the colour of these shorts? Don't they just scream out SUMMER. I purchased this fabric with view to make a Spring pencil skirt, but I am forever ducking out to the washing to fetch my Marfy linen shorts, so I thought a repeat pair was in order. In magazine speak, they would say that these shorts were "on high rotation".
This is a new colour for me, so I have been pairing it with all sorts from my wardrobe. Which is your favourite look? Early opinions will be heeded as I love these shorts so much that I am thinking of wearing them to the kid's Christmas concert tonight instead of a dress.
Starting with Christmas colours, just because that is the top I was wearing today.
Next in jewel tones. This Vogue blouse does not seem to have featured on my blog previously. I made it before I started blogging from a stretch silk georgette.
Perhaps with neutrals. I did not make this top; it was a gift from hubby. It has a lovely neckline edge.
More casual with a t-shirt.
A beachy look with my Tessuti fave top and a tote. I did make this tote out of Japanese cottons but have never got around to blogging about it. I actually made 2 of them and donated one to the school to be raffled off. I am moving house soon and my new neighbour was the recipient of the raffle prize. I wonder if she thinks it was a unique one-off. Do you think I will be able to keep using my bag. Ah, the dilemmas of living in a small town. Incidentally, the necklace in this photo is the first piece of jewelry that I ever bought myself. I never dressed up much as a teenage, never wore make-up, never wore jewelry. This frog caught my heart though.
Perhaps less colour?
Looking back at those photos, I think that the longer length tops are more flattering than the waist length ones.
Anyway, some sewing details.
The fabric is a linen from EmmaOneSock, still available. The description calls it a tie dye. It was more uneven in colouring than I realised until I sewed it up. Look at the photo below. I am considering this "charm" rather than a defect.
The pattern is Marfy 1668, reviewed previously here. I did modify the waistband to be a contoured band this time around.
I worked hard on not getting the inside of the front waistband to peek out (which is a problem that has been annoying me for years), using a method described on fashion incubator (method is for collars, but I adapted it to waistbands). I may have exaggerated the effect a little, but it has worked. The underlap still peeks out over the top, so I will have to work out how to prevent that in future.
Notice how neatly I have sewn the hook and eye? I have had plenty of practice lately, on a very exciting project that I will reveal shortly.
And finally, a photo to remind me how I blind stitched the cuff up. In all the times that I have sewn cuffs, I could never work this out. Now that I have, I want to remember.