Summer holiday wardrobe

Too many items to post, I’ll make a special summer holiday bundle if you don’t mind. It was our first proper holiday in 4 years, so reason enough to make some new items!

First up: the Va-va-voom maxi dress. Casual enough thanks to the cotton jersey and the T-shirt sleeves. Evening appropriate through deep petrol colour, the supple fabric, long slit on leg and low back. Extremely comfortable yet very elegant. And easy to sew.

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Pattern from Knip June 2016

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Next: the Street-worthy pyjama. A dark-blue cotton jersey overall, comfortable enough to sleep, lounge and travel in, but still classy enough to wear to the restaurant. I had planned to make a faux-verall, but ran out time. Has anyone made one? Any advice?

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Pattern from Knip March 2016

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And finally the itsy-bitsy-romper! Not very age appropriate (I’m 45) but when it’s more than 30°C and no-one knows you, I thought why not.

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The top is from the Flo Dress by La Maison Victor, the shorts are the same pattern as my 4th holiday make, adapted to fit a romper.

Sadly our tiny Greek island had no fabric shop or market, Alex (Sewrendipity), Lesley (SewSleepDeprived), Tassadit (RueDesRenards) and Tifaine (Madame Tifaine) will understand how empty-handed I felt… so I bought a baby olive tree of 18 months instead!

 

 

12 comments

  1. Ze staan je allemaal prachtig !!! Héél mooi gedaan !!!

  2. I like all three — wonderfully classic fabric choices, too! The dress is my favorite: day-to-night and effortlessly elegant 🙂

  3. I missed this post when it first came out. I love the maxi dress. All your items have my favourite quality of simplicity. And you’re Dutch! I have so many relatives in The Netherlands.

    • Thank you for your compliments! I’m actually of Swiss origin, born in Norway (hence the scandi-colourwork knitting bug), I lived and worked for 15 years in the Netherlands, am now in Belgium. Whereabouts are you?

  4. ahhh that explains you spotting the Dutch sentences, well done!

  5. I love all these makes, but the maxi dress takes the biscuit for me! You look stunning! I love the colour and it just works amazingly with your slender figure (well, they all do, a bit jealous, here :)).

    • Thank you, wow. Through sewing I’m learning to turn my lack of curves (I’ve been compared to an insect in the past, not very sexy) into elegance. In turn I envy women like you, who look like women, not insects 🙂

      • Ha ha, we all envy what we haven’t got! I’d love to be so slim, but no matter how much weight I lose, the pear shape conformation will not help.

      • It’s not fair, the only time I gained weight, was only stomach, not bum or breasts! Maybe I am a man 😉 Anyway we’re fortunate we can sew and make the most of our curves, or lack thereof.

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