Friday, August 19, 2011
Monday, August 08, 2011
I'm not one to follow fashion trends too often (though I'm loving the all the colorblocking and the comeback of neons and brights), but when I read about the silky pants trend, I took notice. Especially because I recently purchased a bunch of silk from the Fabric Depot outdoor sale. So, I searched through my Japanese pattern books and found a simple and fast drawstring pant. I made a muslin yesterday afternoon and it turned out great, so I proceeded to cut out the pattern in a panelled silk dot print. I very rarely sew pants, but I think these turned out great and think they would be great in a linen or cotton.
Saturday, August 06, 2011
Here's another quick tank that I sewed up this afternoon. The pattern is from a Japanese pattern book called Every Day. There's supposed to be a bow on the neck, but I opted to leave that off. The balloon print fabric is a cotton silk that I picked up at Bolt a couple of weeks ago. The cotton polka dotted bias tape was from Mariko and I like the contrast it provides to the fabric. We've finally got some warm weather in Portland, but I can't believe it's already August!