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 (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) 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!