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A confession: I had the two fabrics above sitting in my stash for a year.
Longtime readers may remember that last August I was working on a 1920's pajama and kimono outfit for Cathy. These were the fabrics I was planning to combine:
But when I finished the outfit, the lilac swiss dot didn't seem to harmonize with the other more muted shades.
And I could never figure out how to cut that (arguably) Moorish-inspired print into narrow trim. So it sat.
Here's Cathy's finished outfit, which I loved (as did she).
I ended up taking the swiss dot pajama pants apart and keeping the fabric for something else. And that something else turned out to be a shirt. And the printed pattern became another shirt.
Add pale chartreuse linen shorts and, bingo!, instant summer outfit suitable for seaside strolling, which I hope to engage in next week.
Have a great day, everybody!
PS - If you missed it, you can see Cathy's entire 1920's pajama and kimono photo shoot here.
I'm a native New Yorker and sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage sewing machines and vintage patterns, in addition to sewing for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!