I’ve been clothes making again . . . yup, I looked at my rather limited summer wardrobe, and decided I need some new clothes. The advantage of making summer clothes – cotton is an ideal fabric. It’s not too expensive (depending on what you buy) and is easy to work with.
I showed you my “satin de coton” tunic . . . and had decided that the next job was to make a pair of cotton trousers to wear with that.
So, I got out the NewLook pattern #6602 again and set to work with some plain grey cotton. You may remember, I made a first trial pair, complete with invisible side pockets, out of an old quilt cover . . . those were sadly immediately transformed into PJ shorts after Le Bleu ripped a hole in the leg.
Anyway . . . I decided not to bother with pockets this time. Just wanted to run something up quickly. All was going smoothly, until I was trimming off my excess seam allowance on legs, with pinking shears lol. And yep, I cut confetti holes in the lower part of one leg. Let’s pretend I never told you that though . . . and my plan all along had been to make a pair of 3/4 length trousers!
The grey is a perfect match for my new tunic, and I personally think they look rather good, despite being so simple.
What’s great about them, is that they also mix ‘n match really well with my pink “unlikely tunic” . . . so I reckon they’ll be worn quite a lot.
After having finished my trousers, I immediately set to work cutting out more fabric to make a skirt. I had something of a binge buy of cottons, having found a French on-line shop that sells 100% cotton 3 metres for 10€. I bought in a fair amount ^^
The skirt pattern I decided on is
a very easy pattern for a wrap around skirt. Because I’m tall, and don’t like my legs, I went for the long version.
Not a very good photo, but I was trying to show you all the wonderful new techniques I’ve been mastering for this project. The waist has facing and interfacing, so I over-locked the lower edge of that. I did French seams again. My top stitching is nice and regular, and I even did a button hole . . . that’s for the tie, on the inside fold, to pop through before it goes around the back to be tied at the side.
And those are the “ties” – which I made my own way, because the pattern way was too fiddly for my liking.
Anyway . . . on, it looks like this
For someone who doesn’t usually like either pink or floral . . . there’s something about this fabric that called to me lol.
Next, I need to make a few more tops I think. Something a little bit shorter than my Tshirt in photo . . . it covers up my lovely flat waist line and top stitching, so I’m going to see if I can adapt one of my patterns to make a shorter sun top, probably in grey. Although, now I’ve made this skirt pattern once, I’m also going to make it again, in the shorter version.