I trust all is well with you and yours! So today is my birthday and I celebrated yesterday as it was a holiday. Every so often I am blessed with the long Easter weekend for my birthday and as such I get to have a bit more fun (not really). This year was a milestone so I had a little party or as we say in Trinidad and Tobago "a lime". It was fun and enjoyable and I am so grateful to God for granting me these many years of spared life and favour.
I really wanted to wear something colourful so I originally planed to make the shorts and wear it with a white top. I then found that maybe my shorts are too short (or legs too long) so I'd make a bustier kind of top from the leftover fabric and then I could wear them with plain trousers or a skirt. So I made the top and a green tulle skirt. I thought the skirt look too much of a statement piece for a 16th B'day celebration so I made a pair of pink linen trousers......Clearly I was confused! I then on the day wore the top and shorts.
For the shorts I made them using McCalls shorts pattern M6756 where I made a few slight adjustments by removing some of the the fabric from the inner section of the pant leg so I won't have gaping leg openings.
The bustier I made was self drafted and was by no means perfectly made but it served it's purpose. I looked at one I saw on Pinterest and I tried to copy where the seams were located on my version. I also lengthened mine so that it was longer.
My fabric is so lovely! It's a cotton sateen with a little stretch with so many vibrant colours. I got it at a local fabric store and it's so pretty that I know very soon I'd see someone with something made in the same fabric.
I put the top unto the dressform so you guys could have a better view of the construction. Many seams well in the bustier but it was quite quick to make. I also used cups in the lining and I used interfacing in the frame of it to give it sufficient body for staying power. I'd have to give it another try through to get a better fit.
The McCalls shorts pattern is great and it's definitely my new go to trousers pattern. I actually saw one of Erica's B posts that made me purchase it and it really is a simple and effective pattern.
I hope you guys like it! Get on your machines and give a suit a go.
God bless xoxo