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Thursday, July 11, 2013

11-piece wardrobe, part 2




 Part 1 of this summer wardrobe is here.

I had fun making this little wardrobe. Sara has been wearing the capri pants and t-shirts a ton; the dresses and sweatshirt less so. She wears the dresses under duress, but I figure she should have a choice when she does wear them.

I used this turquoise sweatshirt fleece for a sweatshirt for me and sweatpants for girl #2, so I see it around a lot. I think there's enough for on more garment, hopefully to be stitched before turquoise becomes the equivalent of hunter green (loved it in the 90's, never see it now).



I had enough of the fabric from her t-shirt to line the hood. That kind of matchy-matchy is available only at Chez 21 Wale and other hand-stitched boutiques, I think!

I cinched the hood hem with some elastic and I especially like the gathered pockets.

The sweatshirt is Montparnasse Hooded Sweat Jacket (Ottobre 4-2010-28). It comes in two lengths, of which I made the longer version. I'm glad I did since it looks almost cropped on her. The shorter version ends at about the bottom of the pockets.


Her increasingly messy hair is testimony to the fact that I had her model all the pieces from her new wardrobe in one shot. 


Since I'm doing some stash-busting, I had the idea of some simple summer tops to use some of that quilting cotton. Sara chose this print.

The magazine shows this pattern (Ruska Raglan Sleeve Blouse Ottobre 4-2008-17) as a winter top, layered over a long sleeve tee. I took that to mean it'd have a little more ease than usual, but it turned out much roomier than expected. This may have to be reserved for cooler weather, since she's not keen on how it fits.

It has some interesting details, though: cuffs, gathered neckline, and elasticated, curved hem.




I made this t-shirt dress once before, so I knew it fit Sara pretty well. I made one change, per request: to eliminate the pleats on the sleeve hems - apparently they were scratchy. So, I just gathered those lightly with elastic. The result looks much better, anyway.

You can see there's some shaping in the back. It's not required in this case, but this pattern goes all the way up to size 170cm.

Pattern: Nana Knit Dress (Ottobre 6-2008-37).




17 comments:

  1. such a lovely wardrobe :) I just love that sweatshirt so much! I'll have to get to mill end in august to pick up some sweatshirt fleece

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    1. Hopefully they have a good stock when you go. I bought a lot of this turquoise when I saw it!

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  2. Always love to read your posts. Really love that raglan sleeve blouse. It looks mature enough for a big girl but still little girl. Great job.

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    1. Thanks! I hope it'll grow on her - most likely for the fall.

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  3. Lovely new clothes for your daughter. One of the best things I think about sewing is the ability to alter to request!

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  4. I am in love with that knit dress! Once again...adding to my list of magazines from Ottobre to buy! ;)

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  5. Lovely wardrobe! I adored hunter green in the '90s and managed to score two cardigans (DD's and mine) last year after not seeing the color in decades. There's hope!

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    1. Hehe! Now, what I really miss is navy; that's difficult to find.

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  6. love the lined hood! great summer wardrobe

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  7. More lovely clothes! I'll have to look up the woven top...I think that issue was my very first Ottobre Design .;)

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    1. My first Otto issue is dear to my heart, hehe.

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  8. Perish the thought of turquoise going out of style--it's my best color and I'd be bereft without it!

    The hem on the peasant blouse is very cool. Hopefully she'll enjoy it more in the cooler weather!

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    1. Hopefully turquoise will stay around in some form or other. You can beat its bright cheerfulness.

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  9. You've both picked some lovely prints and colours. If turquoise is the favourite colour of choice - keep it and be proud of it.

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