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Saturday, August 8, 2015

STRIPES!

I've been blissfully busy in the studio lately, summer travel over, no houseguests  expected in the near future, leaving me free to do what I love: dream, create, sew and "putter". 

I've wanted to duplicate the striped pants on the pattern cover of V8929 for a long time...I've made the pattern half a dozen or more times, but not in the stripe as shown on the envelope



Both pattern and fabric are from Marcy Tilton. So I finally did!




(Unfortunately, stripes DO emphasize tummy curves...) but the pants are fun and comfortable and Paddywack loves them!



Then, with potential candidates for a travel wardrobe in mind, I made V1453,
by Sandra Betzina.

I decided I wanted a more body-conscious fit, so I darted front and back and recut the side seams, to make this:



I made it out of black taffeta and trimmed it with black and silver striped silk dupioni...I didn't really mean to be so matchy-matchy, but, oh well!



The pockets are cute and practical on this vest...




So, I'm in the middle of doing one of my favorite things...making a travel wardrobe. We are going to Portugal in October.

TTYL!



24 comments:

  1. Beautiful as always! You're such an inspiration.

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  2. Oh, Margy, a LOOOOOOVE that vest! Even though you gave me a peek on the hangar, it is even better on! It's not too matchy matchy to me with those great pants! Lurve!!!

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  3. As always, wonderful. Wish you were coming to Portugal later in the year. I'm 'wintering' in the Algarve from November - February. Would love to have you and that cute hubby over for dinner!

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  4. what a great outfit. and I never noticed that vest pattern, nice! I am in the midst of stripe mania now in my sewing room also.

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  5. I love those striped pants. Have a blast in Portugal!

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  6. Love your new outfit! I made the pants in black ponte and never wear them as they are a cat hair magnet. I think I'll try them in stripes. The vest is great for upcoming cooler temps. Looking forward to your Portugal travelog.

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  7. I love matchy matchy! What a great outfit!

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  8. Love the vest but the pants are the bomb (as my grandkids would say)!

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  9. Not matchy matchy - well coordinated. Sharp look.

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  10. Great, Margy. They both look really good on you. The work you did on the vest turned out well. I think I'll give those pants a try!
    Portugal! Love. We should talk, I've got some tips. Been twice!

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  11. I love the pants. I love the jacket. Sometimes matchy matchy is just right, like here. And you have those bangles and red shoes to boot. Portugal in October, isn't there a movie by that name? I'm excited for you and look forward to seeing what other travel clothes you'll come up with.

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  12. I love the outfit! It looks quite professional and is very attractive on you. Both versatile pieces, as well. That jacket is just adorable, and the striped trim really makes it!

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  13. You look completely fabulous! Love the stripey pants.

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  14. Lovely outfit! Sometimes matchy-matchy strikes just the perfect note, and it certainly does with this ensemble. You look mah-velous.

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  15. Great vest!! I too, am working on a travel wardrobe for Italy in the fall. Mostly knits though; how DO you travel with taffeta??

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  16. Cutest outfit ever! I love the pants...I didn't notice your tummy curves at all.

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  17. Another fabulous outfit. I agree with the others that it's not too matchy matchy. Just love your sense of style.

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  18. Very neat! Love your style...clothes like that look absolutely ridiculous on me, so I love seeing women who can actually pull them off :) Well done!

    Have a wonderful trip to Portugal!

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  19. Fantastic. You can sew for me anytime!

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  20. As always, this is such a wonderful outfit - I love what you have done, the choice of fabrics is gorgeous and it looks great on you as well. Perfecto!

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  21. Fabulous pieces, fabulous on YOU!

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  22. I had passed over that SB vest pattern when I saw it online as I couldn't picture it for me. Your changes and fabric made me see how wrong I was and am definitely getting that pattern now. A great travel vest and a nice piece that works well with the pants, too. Wonderful job!

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  23. Wonderful, Margy. Inspired me to get the vest pattern.

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