BUT I am still on holidays for a few days, so I still have my mind on « summer » mood.
So I present two of my last realisations : « Back to school » oufit and High waisted swimsuit!
So first, here is my « back to school » outfit.
The trousers are from the 3688 Simplicity pattern
I used this pattern once for a swingin outfit, with a beige, kind of linen, fabric. This time I used a black synthetic fluid fabric. It is really confortable, but not really hot… Anyway I really like it!
Yep I am barefoot… But I had the « lonely sock curse » over me : I lost ONE of my saddle shoes in my parents entrance. Seriously I don’t know where it could go!
The pants look quite long but it’s just long enough, and doesn’t touch the floor WHEN I wear my shoes. And I think it looks better with heel shoes :).
Sorry for the photos quality, the sun was really shy…
The blouse is from a 1940s pattern I presented in my « fall for cotton » challenge participation. This was really easy to sew, cotton is SO easy to sew… I LOVE cotton!!! haha
It has topstitching on the collar, back yoke and the front. I used blue thread as I didn’t want it to be too bright.
Finally, I chose black « fabric like » buttons. I think they are cuttie cute!
I wore this outfit this week end to a rockabilly festival, and got a lot of compliments about it! 😀
(photo by Ladyharley Marcy photographe amateur)
High waisted swimsuit
And now here come my high waisted swimsuit I made this summer. It has been a long time since I wanted to sew my own vintage style swimwear.
I had some kind of marine lycra/jersey left from a previous skirt, so I decided it may me the time to try and do it!!
And this is definitive, I HATE sewing jersey. With those little pieces it was awful and it almost flew throught the window many many times!!!
I got the pattern and tutorial on this website. I had to altere a little the pieces but it was really useful!!!!
view from the back
I love those « rope » buttons!
This is a really confortable swimwear, and it looks so 40s-50s, I LOVE it! If one day I find a beautiful printed lycra I will probably make me another one, but right now this one is perfect for me :).
Thanks for reading!