Thursday, September 3, 2015

End of Summer finishes

Yes, it does feel like summer is over. It's rainy and much cooler so I am glad to wrap up a couple of new-to-me designs I had cut out for summer.

First up is the Staple Dress by April Rhodes.
I had lowered and widened the neckline a bit but I kept it even simpler than it is by leaving any shirring or elastic waist thing happening.

I found a moss coloured cardigan which will go well with this in the cooler weather. 
The fabric is a delicious Japanese seersucker lawn from Miss Matatabi. I got this on one of her Wednesday sales recently. It has the most interesting texture and feels like I'm wearing air!  Overall, I am pretty happy with it.

Next up is the Brumby skirt from Meghan Nielsen. I forgot to take a photo but I have a RTW black cotton skirt from years ago that looks almost exactly the same and I'm very happy to have this pattern in my repertoire now.

The fabric is a denim chambray. For my first try at this design, I decided to go BIG as Meghan had suggested that you may want to wear this skirt lower than your natural waistline. Next time I will go a bit smaller. I love it though. Those pockets are great! 

The top is a Hemlock tee which I posted about here. Incidentally that black Brumby-like skirt is in that post though you can hardly see it.

That's it. Bye bye to summer sewing. Next up will be longer sleeve things, like this Pearl dress!

Thanks for stopping by!

9 comments:

  1. Your staple dress looks smart, especially without the elastic, the print is interesting and different. A very good wardrobe STAPLE! Its all Autumn/Fall sewing from now.

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    1. Thanks Caroline. As I type this it is raining. It was sunny yesterday and t-shirt weather!

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  2. Hi Melissa--am just now catching up on my blog reading after being at the beach! Wow! You have been busy and I'm so impressed with these new pieces and the one in the previous post. The dress looks lovely--great fabric and I like the sweater with it, too. I never wear dresses except when I go to weddings or out to a special dinner :) Seems like I've had them on quite a bit this summer. I should get back into the habit of wearing them as they are so comfy and easy to wear.

    Hope you are having a great September so far... We are boiling here in the east--ugh!

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    1. Thanks Carol! I will send you an email and catch up!

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  3. I love the fabric of your staple dress - the cardigan is a perfect match! I so want to make a brumby skirt! The pockets!!!!

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    1. Oh Su, you will love the brumby! I am looking for the right fabric for my next one which will be a longer length for A/W weather.

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  4. I love that dress! The fabric is gorgeous! Sigh. The sweater looks great with it too. I can't wait for cooler temps. Today is the first time in a while it's felt cooler, but it's going to hot up again tomorrow. Sigh. Enjoy your weather!

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    1. Thanks Margaret. The sweater is precisely the kind of thing I wish I could knit for myself! One day! ;-)

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  5. So great, the dress with the jacket and that skirt. I usually wear skirts and what I love them when they have pockets. For me that's the most important thing on them :)

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