It feels like autumn is coming, but I have one last summer outfit to show you. It’s perfect for hot days. Perhaps I’ll get to wear it one more time, before winter?? Yeah, I know, who do I think I’m kidding?! It was 31°C today but I think that’s the last of it.
It’s a simple pinafore style linen dress
with Style Arcs Clever Claire top as a drapey overlay
Here’s the top worn as a top. Note to self: I need to stop making things that drape and tie at my waist. It’s not the most flattering look for me!
Another way to wear the top as a top (although the neck is a bit choking like this)
Pattern: Burdastyle top 06-2012-131, elongated into a dress
I made the top as a trial run before I stretched this pattern out as a dress. I don’t seem to have taken a photo of the top, even though I have worn it. It was made in the same fabric as the skirt above, with the budgie print fabric as the hem band. Since making it up and wearing it with the skirt (but not taking a photo), I’ve left the white skirt on white sheets of a hotel bed, and it has disappeared forever into the great laundry of all Adelaide hotels L.
Size: 34-44, I made a 42
Fabric: stretch linen from Gay Naffine, purchased this year (so only weeks or months in the stash rather than years).
I added a little pocket, and let it stretch out a little while sewing it on. I like its smiley shape!
Pattern: Style Arc Clever Claire
Size: Australian RTW 4-30, I made a 14.
Fabric: Silk cotton blend woven with a budgie print. Too cute not to be used! Look at them sitting across my back!
This is an interesting pattern to make. I like it better as a drape-y vest than a top.
As a top, the armscye seem to big and the need to tie it somewhere (neck, waist..) means it a bit constricting. It’s designed for a woven but I suspect it might work better, as a top, in a knit.
Of course its also good for pretending you are an angel
This will be the last post for a few weeks. He who Cooks and I are off to Europe . A wine conference in Burgundy and then two glorious weeks driving in Scotland, London and Paris. Happy 25th wedding anniversary to us!