Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Sewing for Two

Two girls that is.
The Canberra school trip is fast approaching and (surprise-surprise) the Biggies need new clothes.
They are required to wear school uniform most days but get to pack casual things for shopping and movie night.
Zara chose this vintage pattern for the short sleeve blouse.
I made it up in a crisp stretch cotton poplin. As it was a good weight and not at all sheer I used a contrast for the facing.
I love it on her.
It reminds me a little of the oliver+s 2+2 blouse.
Its perfect with her vintage shorts 
The boots will not be attending camp.
Elsa likes an edgier look. This top pattern was recommended to us.
I made the main top from the same poplin as Zara's and used a cotton/lycra for the waist band.
After initial confusion piecing the PDF pattern together (I am not sure if I misplaced my directions when I downloaded it) the pattern itself was easy to draft and very quick to sew.
Next time I will bind the sleeves rather then turn a hem, I didn't manage that step too well.
To wear with this top for camp, Elsa found these.
Witchery.com.au 
And fell in love!
I thought I would use the shorts pattern that was in the same packet as Zara's blouse.
We 'won' this lace on eBay and I have some soft cotton to back and line them.
I am not sure they are my thing but I know Elsa will carry them off.

Thanks for popping by!
xx N

Next up
Bleuet for school tunics.

21 comments:

  1. both girls look great! It is fun to see their own styles come out. I really love both shirts. Great job!

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    1. Thank you!
      I find is so interesting to see what they choose-and often I get it wrong!
      I am glad they still let me sew for them.
      xx N

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  2. Thanks for introducing me to SBCC patterns, I'd never heard of them before and will have to take more time to look through them.

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    1. My good friend Colette put me onto them. Perfect for teeny tiny ladies like you and short, curvy (cough cough) girls like me!
      xx N

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  3. Both tops look nice and are well suited for their personalities.:)

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    1. Thank you Cindy.
      I am just happy they are happy!
      xx N

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  4. Wow, they are growing up! Makes me realize mine is still a little girl even when she seems to grow overnight.
    Those lace shorts are interesting, but I really like Elsa's top with those red pants.

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    1. 14 now and getting quite grown up.

      I initially rejected the shorts, but after asking around, I was told they are being seen on bright young things and look fun!

      I wore ra-ra skirts and cinch belts so who am I to argue?
      Thank you
      xx N

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  5. Two beautiful young women! They both have a fantastic (albeit different) sense of style. Cute blouses!

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    1. Thanks Inder, I love having girls!
      xx N

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  6. Best dressed girls in the capital for sure!

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    1. Thank you!
      I hope I can deliver on the shorts.
      xx N

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  7. Beautiful sewing Nicole. The vintage top has a very similar look to a lot of the Japanese blouse patterns. I love Elsa's top and would like one for me please! As to those blue, lace hotpants... Not for me thanks, but you're right, your girls will look great in them!

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    1. Thank you Shelley.
      I have one Japanese pattern book which I adore looking at.....and that is as close as I get to it.
      You do impress me!
      As for the lace shorts a sewing YOLO indeed.
      xx N

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  8. They have great style! And both look fab.

    I just bought a New Look pattern (6187) that is similar to the one Zara is wearing. One of the views is like a grown up 2+2 so might give it a go!

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    1. I will look that one up Katy, thank you!
      I love this pattern but it is too small for me!
      xx N

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  9. I love seeing their unique styles and their fab sense of dress. Both outfits are lovely :-)
    You will forever be my sewing for teens role model x

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    1. Aw, thank you Justine.
      I do my best!
      xx N

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  10. Thank you Justine, it is deep uncharted waters, this sewing for teens.
    You are so sweet!
    xx N

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  11. You're girls are so stylish!
    I wish I look that good when I was 14 :(
    You're awesome to sew for their individual styles (great mum, gorgeous kids)

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    1. Thank you Ana Sofia, I keep trying to keep us both happy!
      xx N

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