|Blackberry picking time.|
Bluegingerdoll patterns are meant to be vintage style which I am not usually drawn too, but I liked the pocket detail and tucks on this one. Not an expert on vintage I believe the styles are late 1950's and they are probably designed with the hour glass figure in mind.
|Pocket and tuck detail.|
I chose View B with the raised curved waistband just for a change and it turned out great. My fabric is a rose coloured stretch jeans fabric from myfabrics, sort of like a lighter weight denim, very easy to work with and just the right weight, I think, for this pattern. There are quite a few layers when assembling the pockets and pocket fuse so I think you wouldn't want too thick a fabric.
|I do have 4 inch heals on but they suck into the grass!|
So like I said I really like this skirt (in the end) and I am pleasantly surprised at that, sometimes it's good to move out of your comfort zone. Oh yes I also thought about making it knee length (my normal length for a skirt) pinned it up but it knocked it all out of proportion so I kept it the longer length - I think it will be great with knee length boots later on.
A double whammy today, my blouse is the Josephine blouse. I have been meaning to make this one for ages and again I really like this pattern. The main details are the pintucks which admittedly are a little bit difficult to see fully with my fabric, perhaps from that point of view either a lighter coloured fabric or a plain fabric would show the details off better. So the fabric is from the Liberty spring summer 2013 collection and is called Tresco and it is so amazing. Although it is predominately purple when you really look closely at it there is literally every colour under the sun, cerise, various blues and greens, yellow, black, coral and even a neon green. They are fantastic at fabrics, Liberty!
Anyway, back to Josephine. It is a great pattern, can be sleeveless, or a blouse with gathered sleeve or a tunic dress with a fuller sleeve (which I wouldn't mind trying soon). The back has an enclosed elastic casing which gives the blouse a more fitted look but could quite as easily be omitted for a looser fit. It is a pdf pattern with great instructions and is very straightforward. It goes well with my Peggy skirt, so there you are my first autumn outfit.
|Pintuck detail Josephine blouse in Liberty Tresco fabric.|
|Rosy Beet soup.|