Sunday, 12 October 2008

Top and Pants for Mum

Here is a top and pants I made for mum.

The top is made from cotton and is using Simplicity 4165 from the Khaliah Ali Collection.
I really liked the pleating detail and the shaped yoke. I could only make the short flutter sleeves because of a lack of fabric.

Top Front:Top Back:

The pants are made from a linen fabric using Simplicity 4193.

Pants Front:

Mum wearing the top and pants:

Clothes for Mum

I wanted to make Mum some new clothes and had recently bought some new patterns including Simplicity 4193. I seemed to have some very good basics, including a 6 gore skirt. I had some printed linen which I felt would make a fabulous skirt and I know she loves natural fibres.

I did a pocket modification to the pattern so there are pockets on the front side sections.

Skirt Front:
Side Pockets:

I added some name tags to the side seams:

Mum in the skirt:

Spotty Red Dress

I recently bought some spotty border print cotton fabric and wanted to make a cute summer dress using this fabric. I looked at lots of patterns and browsed through my stash of patterns and decided to do a bit of a mix and match design. I used the top part of a princess seam dress to make the top of the dress then used the 4 metre length of the border print gathered at the waist for the skirt. I used some left over as a sash.

This is the result.

Dress Front:

Dress Side:

Dress Back: