I love when my girls ask me to sew for them!
Alice has a 10-week internship this summer and not enough working-girl outfits for the whole summer (student life rhymes more with jeans that straight skirt). So I was happy to oblige and sewed a few tops and skirt for her.
First this almost neon top. It has been under my radar for many moons (actually, it is one of the first thing I pined when I start with Pinterest). The pattern is #101 from Burda Style Magazine – June 2011. I don’t remember any difficulty sewing it probably because I did not follow the instructions, they were very short and I prefer illustrations… I am quite please with the neck line, the secret of a neat curve is to go slow and steady, trying not to stop. Fit-wise, I think the shoulders would benefit to be a bit wider and the under-arm a bit lower. Still it is pretty, maybe a bit shear but again she is young and French so she can pull it off.
The skirt is a tested and trusted pattern, but you’ll have to trust me on this because it looks like I never blogged about it and I can’t find the particulars. Anyway, look how well the pattern matches (OK, I could have done a better job with my zip, it shows a bit)
Now this Liberty top, it’s a Scout Tee. Contrary to mine, I haven’t made any alteration. It fits her well. I’ve use some Liberty’s from my stash, but as I did not have enough yardage to make the bias for the neck-line, I’ve use some quilting cotton. I love working with Liberty fabric. The tight woven fabric does not distort when manipulated. It only needs a very minimal seams treatment; which in this case is none. I’ve been wearing my Liberty Scout Tee almost every week since I sewed and the seams haven’t frayed.
It is very satisfying to make garments for my girls, everything looks great on them, I could almost believe that I am an expert sewist.