Sunday, September 23, 2012

Loes Hinse revisited

I haven't made much from Loes Hinse lately - well, truth be told, I haven't made much lately, period!  My job is really interfering with my sewing time!!  Anyway, my "job" is precisely why I need to be sewing!  I don't have anything to wear!!  We are having an interminable summer here.  Of course, this would be the year that our air conditioner died over a month ago and we chose NOT to spend $6,000 to replace it - OUCH!  Well, we finally broke down and bought two window units and are using those to hold us over until next summer.  At least we can sleep now - and my sewing room is cool since it is right off the master bedroom - yay!











I bought this rayon blend linen-look fabric several years ago, so I really don't even know what it is, but I'm sure it is mostly rayon just by the feel, drape, and shiny threads in the selvedges.  It's fairly heavy, but very drapey.  I originally bought it to make a skirt and top, but only bought 2 yards (what was I thinking?)  Well, I must have been thinking of this, because I had exactly what I needed.  Well, actually, I was a pinch short, so I pieced the flounce, but that worked out perfectly.



This is the Loes Hinse cap sleeve top.  There is this version, and then one with a lower neck.  I have made the lower neck version, but don't have any pictures of that one yet.  I paired it with the swing skirt in view B.  Both of these garments are super quick to make and easy.  The top has the neck and armhole edges just serged and turned under and stitched.  The skirt has an elastic waist (which I made too big and now have to go back and re-do it.) and the flounce is also serged, turned under, and stitched.  If you don't have a serger, you can get the same result by zigzagging and stitching.

I'm pleased with how this turned out and it is a nice neutral look that can change up with accessories. (Just like I have accessorized with this most perfectly darling grandchild!)  I definitely see more of these coming to my closet soon!

7 comments:

Terri K said...

Your outfit and the styling is very Audrey Hepburn. It's a great look on you!

I'll bet if I make those same changes to the cap sleeve top I'll be happier with the pattern fit.

MareeAlison said...

What a fantastic outfit Nancy. It's really flattering and I just love it on you. Nice grandchild too :)

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

It's a great outfit and accessory friendly - definitely make more. Also the grandchild is adorable...aren't they great!

Linda said...

Nice top and skirt. Love LH patterns for the ease of sewing them. He is a cutey putey!

Anonymous said...

I agree, this is a look that really suits you; beautiful. Follow Carolyn's lead, make more and "change it up".
Laura UK

MAD14kt said...

What a NICE classic looking outfit. I'm glad you now have some AC. I know the feeling of NO AC. I went through that some years ago. The grand just adds to the outfit :)

gwensews said...

What a pretty outfit! You wear it well. You are a very modern looking grandma!