Friday, July 31, 2015

Summer Outfit, V-Back Top and Shorts

Hello everyone..
As promised in my previous post, here is my new top that I made especially to wear with my orange shorts. The top has round front neckline, V-back, short sleeves, and loose fitting. In the end of my work, I have to make a tube top with straps because the top is transparent :)
Summer Top details
Material:
1.5 yards of jersey net in black colour and black thread

Pattern and modification:
I hacked the bodice pattern from Built By Wendy Dirndl dress size S.
I worked on the front bodice first by removed the dart. I slashed the dart and drew a straight line from the dart point down to the waist. And then drew a new waistline.
After that I worked on the back bodice by removed the dart and added 1.5 cm to the outer side. Then drew a new line of the side and waistline.
As I wanted a loose top, I slashed the front and back bodice at the center front and back to the middle of the armholes and added 1.5 cm.
Also I reduced the front neckline 2 cm at the shoulder and 1 cm at the center front. Then drew a new front neckline.
Reduced the back neckline 2 cm at the shoulder and 15 cm at the center back. then drew a new V-back.
I did the same thing on the sleeve, I slashed in both sides 1.5 cm. Then drew a new sleeve pattern.
Here is my drawing process
And here is my drawing for the top pattern after I lengthen both front and back bodices 16 cm and lengthen the sleeve 2.5 cm

The sewing process of this top is fine, I pin and sew them as usual. The only little bit tricky was sewing the neckline. The fabric was so slippery to work with. I was thinking to use neck band but I gave up, I just folded the neckline at the seam allowance 1 cm and sew it along using twin needle.
The sleeves and hem allowances was 2 cm, also sew them with twin needle.
Here are two pictures of the final top, front and back views,


For the tube top, I used my husband t-shirt that he doesn't use anymore.
I measured my waistline and added 7 cm. Then I made a rectangle shape and cut my fabric in two pieces (front and back). Sew the front and back, right sides together. Folded the upper part 1.5 cm, stitch along but left 2 cm at the center back to insert the elastic.
Insert the elastic ( I used 1 cm elastic). Sew both end of elastic together and closed the opening area.
To make the straps, I cut the remaining fabric. Folded right sides together, pin and sew.
Then sew the straps onto the bodices, front and back.
Here is the result,

Now, I want to show you The Shorts detail
I finished this shorts last month and it was a part of my Magam June, but I decided to publish the detail after I have the top to wear with it.

Material:
1.5 yards of orange linen from stash, it was a leftover of my previous project BurdaStyle Tie Skirt.
Fusible interfacing, normal zipper, hook n eye fastener, gingham fabric for pocket and threads

Pattern and modification:

I used BurdaStyle pattern, Velvet Shorts 08/2014 size 34.
I omitted the bottom fold. Added the shorts length 6 cm.
Added both sides 1.5 cm and added the waistband 3 cm.
Also, instead of using the button closer for the waist band, I used hook n eye fastener

The sewing process was ok. The instructions were clear to follow.
The inner pocket was using gingham fabric, a very light and soft cotton that's good to avoid bulky.
Here is my process of sewing the pocket,

After the pocket done, I pin and sew the shorts as usual. The tricky part was to sew the front fly but glad I managed to finish it nicely. Well, not perfect but I am happy with it :)
Then, I hem the shorts 3 cm.
Nothing more I can explain about my work on this shorts. I just want to show you the closer look of the front, back and the pocket views



And the last three pictures of me wearing my summer outfit, side - back and front views

 

As I mentioned in the beginning, this post is my mixing Magam June and July with themes " stashbuster" and "sew bookish".

Happy sewing!!

30 comments:

  1. Dear Hana!
    This is a nice summer outfit! I love the shorts. I guess I have to buy this pattern, too.
    Have a nice summer holiday!
    LG Carolin

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    1. Thank you, dear Carolin. The shorts pattern is so lovely, the original pattern came with bottom fold. Have a nice summer holiday to you too :)

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  2. Lovely summer outfit! Good for you that your husband had a not worn shirt for your undershirt ;) I love your pattern hack design and the shorts are such a neat work!

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    1. Thank you SaSa. I have some husband t-shirt ready to refashion :) I will do it slowly, maybe after summer holiday :)

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  3. Love your new summer outfit too! How clever to use one of your husband's shirts to self-draft a cami for underneath. Turned out perfect with your top. I really enjoy reading your construction details and seeing your drawings and how you explain them. I want to learn more about how to modify patterns, and always learn a lot from you. Have a good weekend! :)

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. Learn to modify pattern is fun, muslin is perfect idea if you have a doubt :)
      Have a good weekend to you too :)

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  4. Great outfit! The colors work great together and I really like the v neckline at the back, I think that detail makes the top very special!

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  5. Very nice summer outfit. It was fun to read how you constructed the top(s) and the shorts. Thank you for sharing the instructions as I need to sew the same things. :)

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    1. You are welcome and thank you for compliment :)

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  6. So cute.. I love the orange and black together.. such a cute summer outfit..Looks great on you.
    [smart idea making the tank top\

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    1. Thank you, Judy. Orange is always go nicely with black :)

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  7. I just love this little outfit on you Hana- it's so sweet, bright and cheerful, you must feel wonderful in it. The shorts are lovely - they actually look beautifully made. And the top is gorgeous too - and the modesty camisole was a great use of an old tee shirt. It must be quite tricky working with a sheer net knit - turning under the neck was a good solution.

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    1. Thank you, Sarah Liz. Working on sheer fabric isn't easy, I have to use a lot of pin before sewing it :)

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  8. Beautiful outfit. I love the V neckline at the back of the top and the orange and black combination is very striking.

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  9. This shirt is wonderful! I love the transparency and the v-shaped neckline in the back is so beautiful.
    Also your pants are perfectly made and of a great colour and style! You did some gorgeous sewing.

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  10. Fantastic outfit! I love the back of your shirt!!!!

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  11. Fabulous outfit. The top and shorts are great and the colours are perfect. I love your sketch book, I should do that instead of scribbling on scraps of paper.

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    1. Thank you, Kathy. Sketch book is fun to manage my sewing, I did also in the scraps of paper but pity that I always loose them :)

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  12. Such an elegant and breezy outfit for the summer. I love the fabric and colour combination.

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  13. Lovely as always Hana and bright and breezy for summer. Loved the gingham lining on the fabulous shorts :)x

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  14. This is a really cute summer outfit; I love both pieces! The orange shorts look beautifully tailored, and the black shirt is chic and elegant. Such lovely work!

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  15. what a fab outfit - that fly front looks pretty darn neat too :)

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