Monday, July 28, 2014
city style and day looks
Isn't this a beautiful piece of fabric? I love paisley and this is a modernization of the design. Deep blue, turquoise, teal, light blue, and bits of soft brown throughout. This is a poly peachskin from JoAnn's which I will be using for a fall dress.
The B/W/grey print on the right is new too. It is 100% cotton, has a very nice drape and is also from JoAnn's. It reads as a leopard print from a distance, and on closer inspection looks like nuts and bolts.
Very different fabrics; very different styles. Here are the patterns to be used.
McCall's shirtdress M 5847
Both patterns are from stash, and have been waiting for their time to shine, for the perfect fabric, and for inspiration. I'll enjoy making both of these and wearing them here in Tucson. While I have seen old tees and jeans occasionally here in Tucson, it is more common to see more attention to style and trend. These two dresses are classic (especially the shirtdress) and I think I can wear either dress to many of my activities.
I love clothing with a touch of boho but I need to be careful as clothing can overwhelm me if there is too much volume. I have made a few loose things this summer and while they are comfortable, I am only wearing them on dog walks and to the pool. That is clear evidence that I prefer a more fitted look when I am out and about.
Can you match the pattern and the fabric?