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Thursday, July 19, 2012

More new clothes!

Back on track...Yesterday I made another pair of my custom-fitted pants, in a well-aged black/white cross dye linen from Gorgeous Fabrics...

and the obligatory "Look, Ma, no wrinkles!" shot...
Lynda Maynard, I love you! The shirt, which is a true FrankenPattern, was made more than a year ago in a charming Japanese woven from Marcy Tilton.
It is several sizes too big for me now, but I love the fabric so much, I'll wear it any way I can! It is woven with two different "sides"...the line you see runs right down the middle!

Then I made another V8691, the Katherine Tilton "ballerina top" (my term, not hers). Although I joked about my first try with this pattern, the fact is, it is one of the most "complimented-on" tops I've ever worn, and I decided to make it again, without the ruffle.
I used an almost-slinky black knit, and a definite-slinky stripe for the trim...they have been in my stash so long, I no longer know where they came from. I bound the neck and cuffs with the stripe, then made little "flags" instead of ruffles.
I'm happy with it!

20 comments:

  1. Oh I love all these garments but I especially love how you pieced together the two materials for the shirt. Fantastico!

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    1. Actually, Valerie, the fabric was woven that way! Cool, huh?

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  2. Margy your pants look wonderful on, no wonder you have fallen in love with Lynda Maynard you must be delighted with the results. They also look fantastic with you shirt.

    Now your V8691 is the second pattern you have posted about where I have the same pattern (unmade) in my stash - I love your version it looks casual but very stylish too.

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  3. Margy, I LOVE these pieces! The fabric you used on your shirt is fabulous. What a great use of a fabulous fabric. And your ballerina shirt is too cute! And those pants - the fit is perfection. Brava!

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  4. Great pieces, the KT top is so flattering on you, I love the way you've finished the hem, minus the ruffle. I can see why you get so many compliments on this top.

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  5. Absolutely stunning! Every single piece - LOVE them, and really love them on you!

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  6. You look fabulous--in every outfit!

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  7. More clothing that I could love in my closet...do you ever look dowdy? Not likely!

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  8. Some great pieces in fabulous fabrics to add to your wardrobe! Going by compliments is a great way to determine a pattern's worth!

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  9. Great outfits -- you look fabulous!

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  10. I like your style! That striped trim on the black knit is a brilliant idea and the whole effect is chic and perfect.

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  11. I love the striped detail--an inspired choice!

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  12. That's exactly the pattern I was debating for my latest scraps. Looks fabulous on you and am I ever envious of your pant fitting results. Wow!

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  13. The pants are truly spectacular.
    The trim on the ballerina top is just perfect.
    And, oh, that japanese fabric - to die for!

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  14. The pants are absolutely perfect and all your new pieces look fabulous on you! Poor you that so many of your creations are too big for you now. Guess that means you'll have to make more, huh? ;)

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  15. Those trousers are GORGEOUS!!! Oh, my I wish I could have a pair that fit as well!

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  16. Wonderful top - I love the trim. How great it must be to have a perfect TNT trouser pattern! They look great.

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  17. You are such the fashionista! Those are pretty pants, and I love the black top with striped edges. Very nice.

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  18. Your pants are fabulous! How fortunate you are to have had a fitting session with Lynda Maynard. My cousin lives in the Bay Area and has attended some classes with her and raved about her. I live in Central CA, and there is really nothing even remotely like that available here. Love the fit on those pants and I can see why you're getting compliments on that ballerina top!

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  19. The pants look fabulous. Love the shirt too. No wonder you still want to wear it.

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