Summer holiday this year has been delightful! The weather has been sunny and HOT for weeks and weeks, totally novel for Norway but great non the less!
I went up north for a week to visit my parents, always nice to see them since we live so far apart.
The rest of my three weeks off work, I've spent at home. So this is the final week of freedom before it's back to factory life again. But let's not talk about that!
I have some new makes to show you!
It all started with reading this blog post, and then totally falling in love with the stripey 50s sun top made from Mrs Depew's pattern. I just had to make one for myself, and I had the perfect fabric in my stash too!
It was such a quick and easy make, and I finally got to try stripe matching. It went rather well, if my eyes are not deceiving me. When the top was done, I realized I had nothing that matched it, other than black jeans. And that's just out of the question in this heat. So, I had to make shorts too!
I used the Wearing History Sailor girl short pattern I used to make my lobster shorts. It is a great pattern, but now that they are made up, I don't know if it was the best choice. The stripes make me look bigger somehow, and I am not sure I am loving that! It is also maybe a bit costumy for everyday wear, but they do look fun in the pictures. That being said, I enjoyed making these, and I even lined them with white cotton voile! Another new skill.
|Fully lined, oh yes!|
|Found some blingy buttons too!|
I think I will try to find a pattern for "normal" shorts to go with this sun top, and make it in black fabric. Or maybe a pair of white capris?
I know I will wear this top to death, I love love LOVE how it looks! I already got new ones planned...
But the shorts....meh.
|I only show you this to boast my stripe matching.|
My rear looks just sad in these shorts, the lobster ones looks so much better... So let's just look at the top again, shall we?? ;)
|I am a bit proud of the matching on the front. |
I am allowed, right?
So there you have it! A Mrs Depew top and a WH Sailor Girl short.
Have you been getting any sunny sewing done? Or are you suffering in the heat?