Following on from my earlier post – some time ago I know – feeling very guilty having deserted you all, but I am glad to say that things are back to normal round here, at last! I have finally found the time to take some pics. I finished the skirt shortly after the last post and I have been wearing it pretty much constantly over the Summer – so versatile, comfy with that smart casual thing I normally struggle with.
The Summer heat this year meant that sleeveless tops were the order of the day and as I didn’t want to spend much time indoors out came the TnT of the Jasmine and Sorbetto, no reinventing the wheel here!
The skirt back has two welt pockets – which I hadn’t done in quite some time so I decided to do a little practice run on some spare fabric, noting the stages along the way, something I would recommend for any tricky treatment.
The finished zip is a bit too long, for the length of the skirt in my opinion I will bear this in mind for next time.
Followers of this blog will know that I am never content with just one make and this skirt is no exception I have already cut out another skirt in a stretch, dress weight navy denim, but this time I am using a small navy flower fabric in the pocket linings to add a flash of interest.
This first Jasmine is of a lovely floral cotton in a complementary colour with a silk charmeuse collar with bow front. I love the feel of the silk facing next to the skin.
Next up is the same sleeveless Jasmine in a very small floral print in turquoise, I made the short sailor collar in the same fabric this time. The little loop is in a light wool turquoise suiting as I plan to make a panelled skirt with this fabric – I like these little touches as it feels then the blouse and skirt will be like a two piece – I have a muslin to do of this skirt which will form a future post.
The last of this trio of Jasmines is in the same small floral print only this time in navy. This is with the gathered sleeves and long tie and I absolutely love it!
…..so much so I also used this fabric for a little loose fit Sorbetto, with a little rouleaux bow and inverted pleat, left loose for a casual feel
…one Sorbetto a Summer does not make!
…..a variation on a theme, two button pale blue shirting and white binding on the armholes and neckline for a fresh feel.
Plain box pleat front – as the detail is on the back with the addition of a button placket and panel of vintage buttons.