Fabric | Cotton Voile and Denim
Pattern | My go to shirt pattern and self drafted jeans
Year | Contemporary
Notions | Zip brass button and snap kit
Time to complete | approx 7 hours
First worn | for these photos
Wear again? sure
Total price | $40
You’ll have to excuse my raspy voice, runny nose and dog-like bark during this post I’m not feeling the best, arrr the glands in my throat are currently the size of golf balls so it’s possible I’ll be spending Mothers Day resting at my Janome.
Here’s my mummy in her jeans and brown button down top holding onto my older brother and my Dad holding onto me. This was taken at my Nans place in Sydney- 1972. Mum in her 70’s casual get-up and my brother and I in our red corduroy outfits that mum made. I am unsure of the story behind this photo but I can tell you that as I got older that driveway that you see behind us which was very steep was home to many biking accidents once it was concreted. As you can see Mum’s 70’s casual get-up needed to be amped up a tad.
This top I had made from that generic pattern I was telling you about a couple of weeks ago the one I make all of my shirts from! I spied this floral voile and this striped voile and thought they’d get on with one another famously. I particularly like the striped accents which were cut on the bias and do love the size of the collar, very 70’s.
If I tilt my head like this and shake it a little my ear pops and I can hear for a minute until it blocks again, silly head cold.
Le back detail. *cough, sniff, splatter* and of course any excess fabric gets piled on top of my head, perfect for hiding any regrowth.
I did buy buttons to do a button fly like my mums but opted out incase of any gaping which may occur. In other words I wasn’t confident enough and if the gaping did happen I would never wear them without a top covering the opening I’d be worried about people copping a look at my knickers so it was a safe move for myself and any potential onlookers. The jeans are high waisted—as you can see, they feel and look very sliming on me. Very comfortable indeedy. The pockets are nice and deep just how I like them and have been hemmed at a perfect wedge wearing length. I decided to leave off back pockets because of time restraints.
Can I divert your eyes for one moment to my blog post Spiritwalker? You might like the headdress and kimono I have made. It’s my favourite post too date.
I’ll call this one Fragile Bird after City and Colours hit single from his album Little Hell. Fragile is an understatement. arrrr. *cough, sniff, splatter*
Happy Mothers Day to all of you wonderful sewing mumma’s have a wonderful wonderful day.