I'm so happy to final post about this shirt that I made with Mood's beautiful Italian Amber Striped Cotton-Rayon Shirting. This is one gorgeous textile. And I'm not just saying that because I'm a Mood blogger. This is a definite must have fabric; you should get it!
The title color is "amber", but I call it gold. The online photo does not show the richness of the colors nor does it show the luster. The sheen is not gaudy like some ultra shiny satin fabrics. It's luminous with gives an air of sophistication. The striped pattern is uneven. At first, I thought to match up the stripes then decided to focus more on collecting the larger stripes across the sections of the shirt.
This shirt was a pleasure to make. My review on the sewing process is here. I decided to make a wearable muslin first to eliminate any fit or construction issues before I cut into my fabric. To sum it up, the making of the shirt was not difficult at all.
One of the key things I noted of importance was to maintain the same seam allowance throughout the stitching process for good symmetry. I tried to play up the stripe pattern as much as possible. The front band, side front and back were all cut of the bias.
I love this shirt and the pattern. The third shirt is cut and ready to sew.
The pants are made of wool crepe (#300942) that I purchased about two year ago from Mood. I'm sorry to say, it's sold out. Mood has many other textiles available here. I know you are probably wondering, "why on earth would she make wool crepe pants with summer just around the corner." And the answer is: "I made them to complete another outfit worn in the Haute Couture Fashion show last month." Plus I have my first pair of wool pants ready to wear for next fall. ;-)
Anyway, these pants are easy to make. I've made them at least 20 times before. This pair I lined to eliminate transparency. No pockets, just darts at the waist, a curved waist band, and simple fly. Great straight leg slacks.
So, this completes my post for today. I hope to post again before the month is out.