Monday, April 27, 2009

new clothes


new clothes, originally uploaded by Soozs.

I've been on a sewing jag and so very pleased with the lot. So unusual to have a wholly satisfying set of products! I realised when I'd finished that all these patterns are from Ottobre - I am definitely gaining a dependence on that magazine...

The top one is a fine wool knit rib - so fine in fact I think I may need a singlet underneath for modesty! I traced this pattern ages ago but was a bit nervous to make it - given as how I don't like puffy sleeves and all. But a little birdy recommended it and she was soo right. I love this top because it is simple and easy to wear but not boring.

Next another of the yoked skirts I've made a few times before. I slightly narrowed the flare and I love the shape. A stretch denim in oatmeal makes it look very much like linen only more comfy and without wrinkles. The machine embroidery was a breeze and I love it. A lot.

I made this shirt six months ago and I love it in this heavyweight stretch woven cotton too. Love the bold print and crisp line (with added spandex comfort. It will get a work out in the office. I think it will look great with black pants and maybe a black skirt like the one below.

The skirt is the same pattern as the oatmeal one, only a fraction longer and lined. A lovely check linen it goes nicely with both tops andwill be good for the office.

7 comments:

Melanie said...

Love your 'collection' Sooz. I've been getting the children's Ottobre for ages, but never thought to check out the adult version - I always just assume patterns won't fit me! Must take a look :)

Mary said...

gorgeous! I particularly love the skirt. Ottobre is the best-fitting pattern line for me too, closely followed by Burda Plus.

jessica said...

stunning work, miss lady. i really love that skirt!

Sherril said...

What pattern is that b/w top?

sooz said...

The black and white shirt pattern is from Ottobre (also made here http://thislargelife.blogspot.com/2008/11/more-from-my-wardrobe.html) issue is 5/2008.

The skirts are a modified version of a pattern from issue 5/2007 and the black top is from 5/2008, no modifications (except some extra top stitching).

froginthepond said...

tres chic! I'm hanging for a weekend of me sewing, especially since winter's here. I love the detail on the denim skirt in particular.

Aless said...

Hi Sooz! I just found your blog-and am I pleased I did! We are very very similar in shape (you don't appear to be as large in the bust as some plus sizes are-I'm the same).I just love what you've done with this collection-you've given me new hope.I'll keep a close eye on what you make up in future.I'm also going to check out the Kumfs boots-I can buy them locally,but always got put off by the price, but my DD,who is a teacher and on her feet all day,has just bought a pair of the Mary Jane style and loves them. If she can afford them,I definitely can.