Friday, September 30, 2016

Tania Culottes

Hi!  Isn't eastern WA stunning?  I went to the Gorge for a concert over Labor Day, and I took some pictures of another two-piece set I made.  These are Megan Nielsen's Tania Culottes with my now TNT hack of my sloper.   You can see other iterations of the crop top here and as a dress here and here.  I've made another one, also, which I haven't blogged yet. 
  The fabric is rayon challis in a ditsy floral print on a turquoise background.  I love that it looks green from a distance.  The fabric feels luscious, so light and airy, and it was easy to sew after I saturated it with spray starch.  I was thrilled to see the drape after I washed out the starch.    I used chambray for the bias trim to finish the top and for the waistband on the culottes.  Yes, both pieces coordinate perfectly with my other sets of separates, 1, 2, 3.  Chambray overload?  I have more...

Do you like the back detail with the criss-cross straps?  I really like it.  The culottes would get more wear, honestly, if they were just a touch longer.  I cut the short version out at the hem length for the longest size, but I did lose a bit of length trying the true up the hem.  I'd like about two more inches at least.   They are still great for summer fun around the water, but I don't wear them to sit down on the bus, for instance.  The circle cut is such a pretty shape -- I'd like to try them again in the knee length.
If you zoom in you can see I still have a shiny moon sparkle on my forehead.

Can you see my trusty Saltwater sandals under the water?  
Here are some flat shots of the pieces:  
See?  Shorts!
And here's a random shot from the campground where I'm wearing the same top in the chambray version with my Endeavor shorts.  Nice suits!