I made several of these in the tunic version last year.
Here,here and here.
I wore them pretty well non-stop through winter and into spring.
The denim Portfolio top I wore over skivvies. It gave me a extra layer of warmth and covered the old belly rolls nicely!
It is definitely time for some more sewing for Mummy.
Having recently discovered Japanese Sewing Pattern books I was taken by the simple flattering lines and after receiving one for Christmas I noticed how similar those ''lines'' were to my already purchased Lisette patterns.
(that and I was feeling a little faint after looking at the pattern sheet)!
So dear Readers,I have set myself the challenge of creating a Japanese inspired Lisette wardrobe and I am blogging it to make myself accountable!
And this is the start of it...
I usually make the size 12 but found in a cotton stretch poplin the 10 gave a neat fitted top.
I repeated the tab from the pants to add a feature to the neckline which I deepened by sewing the neck seam with a larger seam allowance.
I also added an inch to the hem line.
Rather then add a cuff I sewed the sleeve cap as a band.
Next I made the 14 in a pale green hanky linen. I made it larger for coolness in high summer and so I can layer it over long sleeve t-shirts in autumn.
After that I made another 14 in a fine navy and white check cotton.
I have another two tops in size 10 cut from stretch poplin and then I will move onto some variations on the Portfolio pants.
I am looking forwards to putting some outfits together.
Wish me luck?