jeudi 13 janvier 2011

Long blue shirt

Hello friends, how are you? I'm continuing to explore my new Female magazine, this time I've sewn a long shirt using a piece of a huge old cotton bedsheet I've found while cleaning my place^^. It's my favourite shade of blue, forget-me-not or "myosotis" in French, I was so glad to come across it! I have like 2 meters left so expect to see more garments made in this fabric :) I chose this design because of its many nice features: the front pintucks, the pointy button tab, the back inverted pleat with a yoke extending to the shoulders, the pleats at the wrist and the buttoned cuffs. It may sound like a lot of work but it went together very easily -as usual with Japanese patterns- the only step I changed is the wrists' slits that were supposed to be finished with a tab and that I replaced with a classic facing. I've just realised that I kept my sleeves rolled up today so you won't see this detail in the pics!

Still determined to bust as many hoarded fabrics as my heart will stand, I've also made a bag using some beautiful cotton bought in Nippori in 2007. I found the pattern in the same magazine as the shirt and I lined the bag with a remnant of camel twill.

You can't really tell from this picture but all the flowers are outlined with a golden thread, sigh

I may give it to my friend Marie for her birthday on Saturday since she's fond of Asian stuff and I'm sure she'd love the print, I'll see if I can part with it!
See you!

12 commentaires:

  1. Sew lovely! Great colour choice for the shirt. Hard to believe that was once a sheet. The bag is beautiful.

    Enjoy the fruits fo your labour,

  2. Very pretty shirt! I like the back pleat detail.

  3. Cette chemise est très belle, j'adore ! Le sac est trop mimi !

  4. Thanks for your nice comments ladies! Et bienvenue aux lectrices françaises :)

  5. Lovely! I've wanted shirts like this since last summer... Forget-me-not in Japanese is Wasurenagusa.I love how it sounds;)

  6. The color of your shirt is simply "divine " and "celestial" You get it all look easy with your explanations, I'm sure your friend will be pleased with her gift.

  7. Ophelia thanks for your translations on the colours, I enjoy very much to know these new words each time :)Rosy you're too kind!

  8. Bonjour, je viens de voir votre magnifique sac et je voulais savoir si un échange de patron était possible.
    Je reste à votre disposition si cela vous intéresse.
    Bonne journée à vous.
    Et bravo pour toutes ces magnifiques coutures!!