I am so happy many of you were inspired by the Burda shorts pattern. It really is a gem. However the last post didn't do justice to the cool fabric. So in this post I think I've captured the true sheen. As you can imagine these shorts can be worn with a variety of tops, but I have finished the knit top, I originally planned, to make a complete outfit. I am also going to make a tank top out of silk for a dressier look. The tops are stacking up. I have three, for sure, that I want/need to make now!
The fabric for this top is a lightweight rayon lycra with 4-way stretch. It came from FFC and was $4.75/yd. I wouldn't recommend it if you are just starting out with knits. It almost feels like it's tissue weight and those are trickier to sew with. I used the basic t-shirt body of Jalie 2805 then added my choice of design details. I liked the square neckline of New Look 6875 so I cut the neckline square. I almost always like to do some arranging when working with stripes whether it be vertical, horizontal, or diagonal for the final look. So I cut out rectangles on the cross-grain to make the cuffs and neckband. They are folded, so that the outside edge is finished.
here. I can't wait to get started on my own crazy mis-matched outfit! The dress next to it is simple yet classy, and I love the layer concept in the last ensemble.
my shop this past week: Firestorm (sold), Butter Blossoms, and Tutti Frutti. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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