Sunday, May 16, 2010

A simple outfit for spring

I wanted to make the navy blue pants, but as it turns out, the fabric has a subtle (lurex?) stripe that is horizontal. Not the look I'm going for in pants. It will make a great jacket some day, but I'll have to find some other navy fabric for the pants. So, I dug through my cabinet to see what else I wanted to make, and I found this great black poly crepe fabric. It is lightweight and perfect for spring. Since the fabric had a nice drape to it, I decided to make another pair of the Loes Hinse Oxford Pants. I love the front pockets on these. The top is a very simple pattern that I've had for awhile, Simplicity 8523. What I like about this top is that it is a simple pullover designed for a woven. It would also be a great sleeveless top. If I make it again, I will probably make the V neckline a little deeper, but this is perfect for work.

I still want to do the navy pants and blue top, but I will have to find some other fabric for the pants. Right now I am wanting to make some dresses, so hopefully you will be seeing some dresses from me soon.

And, I have some belated pictures of Mother's day that I have to share.


gwensews said...

What a nice Mom's Day! I like your top, and put that pattern on my list. It's like a T, only with a woven fabric. Love that!

Sigrid said...

Lovely pictures of your mothers day. Lovely fabric for the top. The outfit suits you very well.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Your outfit is very nice and great for work. It is hard to find a great pullover top for a woven and I actually thought your top was a knit at first. Thanks for sharing the pattern and lovely outfit!

Summerset said...

That's a great outfit - I love that the top is not a knit, which opens up a lot of fabric posibilities!

BTW, my yellow blouse was a vintage pattern - Butterick 7022 from the 50's.

Tany said...

Looking gorgeous, Nancy!