One of the things I really want to do this year is make a lot of my own clothes. I love love love well made clothes, and frankly I find it difficult to ever find the perfect top, or pair of jeans when I go shopping. I actually hate shopping. I put it off until my clothes are virtually in tatters.
But, I am very sick of looking like an unfashionable hobo, so I need some new stuff. To start off with, I need new tops. If you looked in my drawer right now, you would find about 5 (old) black t shirts and 2 shirts. Plus these, which I made, and are so much more wonderful than everything else I have!!
This next one you will have seen if you are an instagram follower, It’s indigo dyed silk cotton blend voile. And is actually lined with white silk/cotton voile because it’s a bit too see through on its own. Lovely and soft to wear! I am going to be dyeing some more of this for some solid colour tops and possibly an Itajime one too. This one is shown with “Carmel”.
The pattern is a dress pattern by Pattern Runway, which i just adapted a bit to fit my style. I’ve actually never made the dress from it, just a top!
Soon I plan on tackling a pair of jeans. Which I may overdye…