Hello, blog! Before I got completely consumed by school this summer, I did quite a bit of summer sewing. I'm on a short vacation on Kauai right now, camera in hand, so I figure it's a great opportunity to blog some of these old projects.
First up, I have my first pair of Chataigne Shorts from Deer and Doe and another Maria of Denmark Kimono Tee, modified like my last one. Here's some photos, front, side, and back:
I used a red, bottom-weight cotton for the shorts and an anchor print jersey for the shirt, both from Joann's. I made the shorts so long ago, the details are fuzzy. I don't recall which size I made, but I do believe I had to bring in the back waistband. I also added patch pockets under the flaps in the back. In future iterations I extended the inseam a bit right at the crotch, front and back. This pair is perfect once they stretch out with some wear, but they are a bit tight up in there right out of the wash.
I also made a matching beach bag out of the same red cotton and some grey from my stash. It's a free pattern from Very Purple Person. I really like this bag, and I've made it several times now.
Leah. I picked this pattern specifically to practice the V yoke for one of the looks in my collection. On the shirt I cut the neck a little deeper and gathered it with some pretty buttons.