Grown up clothes

My other half selflessly piped up with “Something for me!” when I mumbled along the lines of “What shall I make next?”
Well, I’ve discovered he’s a difficult customer to sew for. I had to draft up a pattern based on Farbenmix Bo and they’ve ended up a little big around the waist.
Any suggestions on how to remedy this would be gratefully received. I’m considering adding some elastic around the back as that’s where it seems to gape.
Also I ran out of fabric and needed to get some extra for the waistband. As you can see it must have come from a different roll and is a slightly different colour. He never wears a tucked in shirt so it’s no biggy.

Apologies for the state of them – they were worn sailing yesterday and have been soaked in salt water before being carefully stored on the bedroom floor overnight. Don’t you just love ’em.

Pattern: Farbenmix Bo
Fabric: Spotlight Drill


Something for me!

I don’t sew much for me. In fact I’ve only made one thing and I’ve never worn it.
I felt I had to be brave and try again. I really like this pattern and fortunately it’s in one of the few Ottobre magazines that I own.
The fabric I picked up in the local Op Shop so figured I couldn’t go wrong. It’s a heavy synthetic polyester mix by the feel of it with lovely drape. Not my usual type of fabric, I’m more of a natural fibres girl.
I went with my high bust measurement to choose size which is something I read somewhere about Ottobre patterns and I’m really happy with the fit.

My son was the photographer so……

Pattern: Ottobre 02/08 #1 Pintuck tunc
Fabric: Op Shop at $2!

Farbenmix Vicki

The other pattern I scored from ARTig was FarbenmixVicki.
I’ve always loved this pattern – it’s so feminine yet practical.
I’m taken with both the blouse and the dress version. I could hardly decide which to make first. In the end we decided on the blouse and made it to go with the Kim pants from a few posts ago.

And a few modelled shots:

Fabric from Spotlight.
Pattern: Farbenmix Vicki
Embroidery: Huups, Leni Farbenfroh