Here is the Holly tunic that comes with some slim leg pants too. I used a linen mix fabric from last year that had a bit of a pattern to it. The only change I made was to shorten the sleeves so that they were similar to the Violet that I have previously written about.
I'm wearing a plain slip underneath. I think it is a Jaqueline but with a symmetrical hem. On it's own, the tunic is a little short at the front for my liking, and would show off a little too much of the dropped crotch pants, so the slip works really well - although it is all surprisingly warm!
You can see the gathers here as well. They are a nice addition, but probably not too forgiving if you are pear shaped.
I thought it went rather well with one of my home made necklaces, using a string of beads that were my Mums.
I thought I'd do my take on jeans and a plaid shirt with the lovely Cara . . . .
It was a bit breezy, as you can see, so I got some inside pics as well.
Now I know you are looking at this and thinking 'why didn't she match up the plaid?' Well, there is a story behind that. Along the lines of cutting out the back bodice on the fold and the front bodice with a seam allowance. After a few swear words, and the fabric having a time out, I cut a bias panel to cover the front seam and left it at that! Bah! This is a lovely, soft, brushed cotton and I love it . . . except that the fabric clings to my jeans a bit. Oh well.
You can see the triple zigzag on the neckline and arms, attaching the foldover bias biding. My favourite, non-bulky way of finishing off the raw edges.
And the mismatched back pieces . . . . . but with a cute patch :) Oh well, it will still get a lot of wear!
Well, I think that is me all caught up. I've got more socks on the go, and planning what to make next. This Lagenlook/Tina Givens fix is actually becoming a bit of an obsession and pushing the other styles out of my wardrobe. Who'd-a-thought?!
What is your style? Does it change?