I have made six pieces so far, one pair of cropped trousers, three slips, one dress and a jacket/coat . . . . but first, a couple of apologies. I can only take photos after work (I could take them at weekends, but I am too busy sewing, c'mon!) and our deck is west facing so it gets very sunny, so I am wearing sunglasses in these photos - it was that or a squinted up face. I know which one that I prefer! Secondly, I have been a bit boring with accessories and shoes . . . . I used the same throughout. OK, photos:
Tan rayon trousers with the first white rayon top. This was the first top and the armscye is too big, however, with a jacket or top on, it is perfect. Jaqueline pattern:
And with the Peplone Jacket in a lovely, soft cotton. I need to add some buttons to the front of this:
Tan trousers and tan slip. This slip was supposed to be a different dress, but I cut the neckline too big so used the Jaqueline pattern as much as I can. This top has a typical 'Tina Givens' feature - a scrap of fabric stitched to the front. I also used my TNT Sorbetto top so this fits me better on the shoulder, bust, neckline and armscye. I was also running short of fabric so had to add a centre front seam:
It looks great with the jacket as well!
The coral slip is made out of linen, and was mentioned with the white slip and tan trousers here:
And finally, I made the Briare Dress. It is actually a free pattern, but I have linked to the version that you pay for as you need to sign into the website to get the freebies. The top is a loose fitting vest top with two layers pleated and attached for the skirt. Both fabrics are cotton - the pink has a slub finish and the white is almost a 'pulled thread' type of fabric. Both are very light and airy:
It was really sunny outside - gorgeous!
The dress can be worn both with or without the trousers, and I was lazy here and kept them on! I may be moving a little into milkmaid territory here, but I love it!!!
So there you go. These are the first six pieces for the 2015 SWAP and I am rather liking how it is turning out. I have lots of close up details and other info, but this post is getting rather long, so that will follow in the next couple of days.
As ever, my faithful boys were watching the 'shoot', checking that all was well! My tripod was balanced on the iron table, in case you are wondering what the contraption is!
Have you started your Spring sewing yet? Could you be tempted by loose, cool layers straight Out of Africa?!