My newest ensemble, my first two projects from the Japanese pattern book, Unique Clothes Any Way You Like, by Natsuno Hiraiwa. This is top "a" and skirt "m". I apologise for the poor quality of the photos here, even though I am blessed with a helpful photographer, the most wonderful location thanks to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne, and the soft light filtered down flatteringly and greenly through lofty overhead leafy boughs bathing all in an pretty fairytale glow, my poor travel camera is on its last legs and is cursing me with grainy cruddy pictures, so my apologies. To make matters worse the battery is very dodgy, meaning I currently do not have enough juice to take any detailed photos of the latest creations, these will have to wait until I am back in Perth...
The top is made out of white swiss voile and has two long sashes attached in the shoulder seams, which can be worn long and hanging down either front or back as pictured below, or with one flipped nonchalantly and in a cool sophisticated arty way over one shoulder, which may be made out in the above picture. I like it the latter way... The top buttons closed down the left side seam, and for this I used four buttons of blue-y grey/green nacre.
The skirt is of some crinkly fabric; a cotton/linen mix in a smudgy slightly greyed shade of apricot, bought from Tessuti fabrics on my last trip to Melbourne about eighteen months ago. As it was a little sheer I lined it completely with a soft taupe coloured, thin cotton muslin.
All the side seams for the top and the skirt are finished with French seaming, and the corners on the top sashes finished with mitred edges.
Oh, and thankyou so much to Donna, who gave me a Kreative Blogger award! As I have already received this previously I won't fulfill the award requirements again (if you wish to have a read of the ten things about me for the award then you can click on that link in my sidebar), but it was so sweet of Donna to give this to me, and I am honoured and flattered that she thought of me, thankyou!
Top; "a", from Unique Clothes Any Way You Like, by Natsuno Hiraiwa, white swiss voile cotton
Skirt; "m", from Unique Clothes Any Way You Like, by Natsuno Hiraiwa, grey/apricot linen/cotton
Thongs (flipflops); Mountain Designs