Are you sick of seeing my face in your blog roll?
I can't tell you how productive I suddenly feel after getting these projects posted. I put most of these garments into rotation as I finished them; still, somehow, I don't feel like I've completely finished a project until I take pictures of it and share it on the blog. I'm not sure why. It's a very tangible way of seeing results, or something.
Almost immediately after the Archer pattern was released, I bought a few shirting fabrics specifically for it. I'm usually a stash shopper, but I had some very specific basics in mind for this pattern. I bought this Oxford pinpoint in green and pink- a little preppy, but very classic and versatile. Then, they sat on the shelf.
Fortunately, I remembered that I had this waiting in the wings when I set-out to sew. This shirt looks every bit as crisp and classy as I hoped. I can't wait to wear it with jeans and Sperry's or some white shorts. Lots of possibilities!
For purposes of this endeavor, I sewed another See&Sew 5076. This time, the fabric I used was a piece of Waverly upholstery weight cotton. It's a bit heavier than the other versions of the skirt I've sewn, but it has a nice drape and I really love the print. I had barely enough to squeeze out this skirt, so there's no print matching. I think the print is busy enough to disguise the breaks in pattern. At the very least, it's not the first thing I notice when I look at pictures of the skirt.
While I love these garments individually, I probably won't wear these together. The fabrics in both are both a little hefty and could use balancing. The skirt looks really great with a fitted tank, for instance. Regardless, I've got two more solid staples in the closet!
Alright, enough. I'll see you next week with more of the same!