Remember the Nature Challenge and how I really wanted to show you my favourite Sanctuary -The William Rickettes Sanctuary? Well, over the weekend Hubby and I managed to pop up there to get some photo’s for this weeks outfit, I figured because we are sewing with the colour blue in mind the sanctuaries backdrop would complement the outfit nicely.
I’ve self drafted separates this week; the skirt is just a long a A-line with side zip and facing for the waistband, french seams and the hem is serged and turned under, all pressed down neatly, not much else to tell you there.
The top I played around draping the fabric over the dressmakers dummy, pinning into place until I was happy with a shape. What I ended up with were two long rectangle pieces with a series of sown down pleating in the center which sits on the shoulder and crosses over one another and is sewn up at the side seams. So when you are getting dressed you place one piece over your head from the right placing your arm through and then place the other piece over from the left so it crosses over and drapes like that in the picture.
Because of the nature of the fabric which I’m fairly certain is a blend of polyester— I can hear Leimomi cringing as I type this. Ha! The fabric sits quite nicely and doesn’t swing around revealing any side boob. Phew! There’s no static and no wrinkles so no complaints there. Admittedly the fabric did look all lonely laying there and I kinda felt sorry for it, you know the saying blue and green should never be seen? I thought I’d give it a chance to express it’s self via the Sew Weekly. It’s a whole lotta print and my hubby re-assured me that I did not look like Agnes Moorehead from Bewitched in one of her psychedelic numbers. I felt it was a thin line when I first stepped into it but after dressing it up with some accessories and walking around the sanctuary and then to the grocery shop we eventually became one.
I’ll call this one April Fool after one of Patti Smiths songs from her new album Banga. I’ve just finished reading Just Kids it’s such a magic book, I’m still carrying it around in my bag, I’m just not ready to let it go.
Fabric | Some sort of polyester blend