Friday, August 19, 2011

French-Sleeved Blouse

This blouse is a pattern from Machiko Kayaki's book My Favorite Shirt. The fabric is cotton lawn from Hokkeh. This was a really quick project that I started late this afternoon. I love the floral stripes!

Monday, August 08, 2011

Silky Patterned Pants

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

Balloon Print Gathered Tank

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!