Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Just Can't Beat Bloomers, I Say

and that goes double on MeMadeMay'18, Day #9!

~ Sure, I'll drink to that. ~

Now wearing my workout ensemble from this morning.  A donated open weave linen tablecloth turned bloomers adapted from Tina Givens Lainey Pants pattern.  And a striped crepe tunic originally based on Tina Givens free Bloom Dress pattern and then morphed as I sewed.


 

~ whoa, is that a bee on my arm? ~

I never wore these two pieces together before and look how lovely they "go" together.   That's what I love about MeMadeMay.  It makes me come up with combos I never would've put together otherwise.



~ close-up of the textures/colors ~


And finally

~ my Doc Martens Mary Janes from ebay ~



14 comments:

  1. Gotta love linen, and coloured linen? Mwah!
    xo Jazzy Jack

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  2. Yessss, can't get enough.

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  3. I can't believe that you've never worn that matching ensemble before! A perfect pair. Lava lava the bloomers. I must make myself a pair.

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    1. I know, when I saw them together, I thought "duhhh." I had always been thinking I needed something gray. Yes, bloomers are the best and easy to make, too.

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  4. You sure did morph the Bloom dress, mine just looks like the photo on the TG website. Yours has longer sleeves, ruched or whatever hem, something at the neck ...... I'm working at changing TG patterns, I think not too difficult.
    bonnie in provence

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    1. Yes, the Bloom dress has good bones for growing your dress any which way your fabric leads you. And then some of her patterns force you into it since they simply don't work as is. Always a chance for creativity.

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  5. Perfect combo! It’s always amazing how sometimes something so obvious...isn’t! It’s all about perspective, right?

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    1. Yes, it's all about opening up your mind and letting go of assumptions that you don't realized you've even taken on.

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  6. I like what you've done with this. My results would be different, and now that I'm old I see that as a good thing. I didn't used to. I remember some years ago buying a pattern from XxxxXxxx and being absoLUTEly angry about the lack of instructions, match marks, or grain lines on the "just sew together creatively" pattern and it's endless pieces. And while I did a tiny dance of schadenfreude over that line's demise , I do enjoy making these things for myself. A pattern should have a level of successful potential built into it (like a full set of instructions) so that a medium level sewist could accomplish the finished item with a moderate level of profanity (Miyake blouse 2056 not included).
    Otherwise, it would make sense to give a rough set of pattern pieces, a general outline and a price point that reflects that level of work share to get the thing in the photo. The MacPhee cocoon coat, for example: it's just a set of directions, and worth it for the price. The Sewing Cake Riff patterns (they worked better for me than others). You get the idea. But at the end, if it works for you, then it's good. And that's why we have pattern reviews.
    And those bloomers are great.

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    1. Yes, it's a process. Both growing older and sewing from patterns. Best to relax into it and enjoy what comes.

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  7. I am not a great "sewist" but its not rocket science to figure this stuff out. The pattern in question, which is Tina Givens, has crappy directions. Right. but I managed to assemble it. It was free so the price was okay.
    bonnie in provence

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    1. I agree, especially when the price is free, I can handle a bit of "discrepancy" in the directions and/or pattern itself.

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    1. It's the tablecloth fabric that does it.

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