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Banksia top and Iris shorts

Added Jun 19, 2012

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






The top was made with Banksia top pattern by Megan Nielsen, the fabric is very thin black cotton with red heart-shaped buttons on the placket.

The shorts were made with Iris shorts pattern by Colette. I made them in size 2 with no alteration. Usually I’m a size 0 in Colette patterns, but the finished size measurements showed that there is only 1/2 inches ease around the waist. I thought that this is too little to be comfortable so I chose size 2.

It fits perfectly well around my waist and not too big around my hip, although it is size 2. The crotch is quite close-fitting, and I think it makes the back area looks better than the usually low-crotch RTW pants. However, there is a lot of lines around the center front, also there’s a bit of diagonal lines in the back side. Maybe I should have made some fitting alterations to the pants, but I have no idea what kind of alteration that I need to eliminate these lines.

Anyway, the fabric is a meter of twill that I found in my stash, and I have completely forgotten where I got it from. I think it is linen/cotton mix and it is very comfortable against the skin, perfect for summer.

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    Jun 19, 2012, 02.56 PMby serenageo

    Wow, you look great! I love he blouse and the pants too :)

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    Jun 19, 2012, 05.17 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    i love your outfit! espesically the top is so fantastic! very well done!

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    Jun 19, 2012, 01.48 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    they seam to look quite good on those shorts! The fabric choices look really lovely together too :) pant alterations are the most confusing. but my teacher always said the direction of the pull lines will always point you straight to the problem area.Im not sure as i can’t tell from the photos(because they look so good!) but maybe its just a tad tight around the back and front if you are getting those lines, and then perhaps then you would just deepen the back/front crotch seat next time? i have a great book at home with how to alter pants! they are super good to invest in!

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