Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Something for me
The fabric for the skirt is Hope Valley - I bought it on-line. I had seen it on many blogs and chose it for the sprigs of blue flowers. I was a little bit disappointed by the colours when the fabric arrived - I didn't expect it to have a yellow tinge and the colours to be muted. Plus I didn't know what to wear with it.
Once I paired the skirt with this creamy white linen the colours came alive. The fabric took on a more translucent look. Now I love it.
The skirt is drafted from a dress pattern from a Burda magazine. The blouse is from the Japanes 'Tunic Tunic - 1 day sewing' book. I find it a little too 'blousy'. I would like to make the neckline higher and shorten the sleeves, to make it a little neater. Otherwise the fit is great.