My yellow summer shirt is finally complete. Finished in late October, after a series of setbacks, I wear it as the beneficiary of still-warm weather in San Francisco.
I’ve acutally had this shirt complete for a few weeks now, but haven’t had an opportunity to take photos. So, here’s the second of the three short-sleeve shirts I made for my summer wardrobe: a blue checked plaid shirt. I love this shirt, I love the color and the way it turned out.
The blog says my last post here was over a month ago. I got so wrapped up in wanting to prepare something for you all, and then I lost track of time.
Last time I promised interesting developments, but even I didn’t know what they were. The good news is that two of my three shirts are completed, and I can share photos of them with you along with some construction notes. But let’s start with the bad news.
Currently, my sewing machine (a Brother PC-210PRW) is sitting at the sewing machine store, awaiting the technicians to inspect it and give me a service estimate. Continue reading
I’m pleased to report some great progress on the shirt muslin for my wardrobe project! But first, some more pants-related stuff.
More Fabric Follies
I went back to Fabric Outlet to buy the mocha pants fabric I had picked out. Upon grabbing the bolt, I realized the fabric was too lightweight to make a proper pair of pants.
So I left the store with two more swatches, both of which turned out great. But in the end I had to pick just one.
- The loser: This cocoa dark brown twill, which was a great match for the shirtings, but didn’t seem very “summery” to me.
OK, so I don’t have my muslins done yet.
But I did leave work quickly at 6 this evening to get to Fabric Outlet before they closed. With 30 minutes to go, I rifled through their bolts of cotton twills and linens. I used up my limit of five swatches in search of a fabric/color selection for the second pair of pants in the Breakfast Club Wardrobe.
Herewith are the candidates, and my final selection.
Selection 1: Purple Linen
This purple linen looks smashing against the yellow and blue fabric. Against the purple shirting, it’s too matchy-matchy, but would have made a strong impression nonetheless.