Last week I posted another version of Vogue 9067 tapered pants, this time made in a lovely black and white print rayon. If you missed the post, you can find it here.
I usually buy the amount of fabric the pattern recommends, but sometimes find I can cut the garment from much less. I don't assume this though - I have been caught out making this assumption.
This time, though, I did have a leftover piece after cutting the pants. Just enough for another top made from New Look 6273:
There isn't really much to say, except this is a favourite top in the hot, humid weather we have. It's loose and roomy (which I prefer and want) and looks good. I can also belt it for a more formal look.
Not quite sure how I got the back looking quite so straight in this last photo - but when you have an angular frame, with square shoulders and narrow hips and back, you do tend to sometimes look more like a coathanger from the back. I think I have achieved that look here :).
Well, a rather quick post, but I have been super busy over the last few weeks. In fact, I made the black and white pants and this top before Xmas, but have only just had time to blog them. Lucky, because there is no way that I have time to take blog photos this week.
Next week will still be busy, but getting to more manageable. Luckily I still have a couple of things left to blog, and am working on simple things at the moment - always best to make simple things when energy is going into other activities that have to be done.
See you all next week,
Sarah Liz :)
P.S. Costings - The rayon for pants and top cost $16.00, plus allow $15.00 for thread, elastic, interfacing, lawn for pockets and facing, and button. $31.00.
The patterns were counted as no cost as I had used both before.
Now that is good value - $15.50 per garment. So if you find fabric on sale and have used the pattern, sewing starts to become more cost effective.