Thursday, July 28, 2011

Simplicity 2191 - sort of


I like the School House Tunic, but the bottom portion has a tendency to poof out and make me look pregnant. Then I came across this version of the Shearwater Kaftan and I got the tunic bug again. But I would have to mail order the pattern and that would require effort and patience, which I don't have. So instead I decided to draft my own! I just can't buy ALL the patterns I want and drafting them myself is rewarding and helps improve my skills. Anyway....... this shirt is based on the line art for Simplicity 2191. It's really great fitting. It has princess seams and vents on the sides and the sleeves. And the neck is cut to the perfect depth - not too low and not too high.

And those shorts used to be these pants. After an unfortunate run through the wash they were too short for pants. So a quick chop and hem and now they are perfect fitting capris. Thank you mom for sewing when I was growing up! I LOVE making my own clothes!

Did anyone notice that it's the end of July and I'm wearing long sleeves? It is the end of July and STILL raining and cold! I think the sun came out for about 5 minutes today. I keep hearing about this heat wave in the States. I guess the heat is pushing all the rain to Germany because this has been the wettest summer I can remember since we moved here! I mean on the one hand since there is no air conditioning here we aren't suffering from being too hot... but on the other hand I haven't been able to get my summer clothes out much. On the bright side, it is BEAUTIFUL here! So green. But pleeeeeeease bring back the sun!

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

nice job on the drafting! It's really cute. I love when sewing goes well!

Kimbelry said...

Looks lovely. It is the south that is having the drought. It has rained and rained and rained here.

Corinnea said...

Great job! What fabric is that? I love it on you.

Sorry about the weather, we are having a lot of rain which makes it pretty steamy here. Most of the time it doesn't stop us unless there is lightening and then I don't go outside!!

Tina said...

I love the tunic, it looks so great on you.
Sorry about the weather, maybe next week will be nice?

Anonymous said...

I am so amazed at your blogs!!!! Your sewing!!!! Beautiful and original ideas!!!! And Haven……how beautifully grown up she is!!!!!

I miss all of you so much!!!!
Love,
Mom

Anonymous said...

I am so amazed at your blogs!!!! Your sewing!!!! Beautiful and original ideas!!!! And Haven……how beautifully grown up she is!!!!!

I miss all of you so much!!!!
Love,
Mom

Jessica said...

very cute!