I cut out a Finch set to make for Liddy to wear during summer.
And it didn't happen.
But as Lid's pointed out, she wore her last Finch set over tights and a long sleeved tee.
I was convinced. I do love this pattern so.
The top I made from my stash of precious Denyse Schmidt Hope Valley. I lined it with khaki voile from Spotlight.
To keep maximum length I bound the hem.
Top tute here here
For the shorts I used some natural linen I purchased from Pink Chalk and I lined them with the same voile as the top.
Short tute here
Lined short tute here
The bow is made from a delicious Alexander Henry (I think) voile.
I love the painterly flowers.
As usual I stitched my pleats in place.
Looks sharp and saves on ironing time.
Pleat tute here
The lining gives a fine finish and will guard against 'scratchy' linen.
Don't you just love that beautiful back?
We decided on timber buttons and to make sure it co-ordinated with all Lidia's fabulous red shoes, I sewed them on with red embroidery floss.
Now all I need is some sunshine after 4 pm and I can take a photograph of the ensemble modelled.
PS I made Liddy the size 5 top and the size 5 shorts lengthened to a size 8.