Sunday, July 26, 2020

Second Installment - Green Wardrobe Capsule S8601 and S8389

It's so nice to be able to post my second installment of my green wardrobe capsule.  This set was actually a UFO that I planned to make in 2018 but never got around to it.  Better late than never.  I can always use another summery outfit for social outings or vacation.  For right now though, it's perfect for a stroll in the park on a warm July day.

This set is made using to separate patterns.  I've used both patterns before: S8601 and S8389.  And I'm already planning to make the pants again.  The initial reviews for the patterns are list below:

For this set I used a beautiful rayon challis from FabricMart Fabrics.  It was easy to sew and press.   Lately, I'm drawn to floaty, fluid fabrics.  I really didn't try to match up the print to look continuous over all the sections of the garment.  It wasn't important to me for this project.  The print is busy enough for me to not care.

Since the covid-19 outbreak, I decided to sew at least one UFO per month. This set was the winner for July.  Luckily it fits in with my Green Wardrobe Capsule project.  The construction was fast.  I happily finished both pieces last Saturday night.   And today that I was able to take a pictures of me wearing it.

I was well pleased when I finished it and almost immediately started listing my likes, which are:

  • The color/print of the fabric.  It's also a nice quality of rayon challis.  It feel like a soft cotton.
  • Front tie of the top

  • The flounce of the sleeve.  This was the first time that I sewed this sleeves.  It has four parts:  front and back sleeve; front and back flounce.

  • The waistband on the pants is perfect.  I love the front panel (non-elastic) with the rest of it elasticized. 
  • The inset pockets and the full pant leg.
Showing the top untied.  I prefer it tied.

I can see multiple versions of the top and pants in my wardrobe in the months to come.  I need (I mean) I want more of these easy wearing coordinates.

Note on construction/fit .  There could be a little more room across the upper back on the top.  It's not too small, I would like some more ease.  That is a easy fix for me.

Both patterns are easy to sew and look great together.  I'd recommend them to all level sewists. 

Happy Sewing!


  1. Cennetta, I love both outfits. That print is particularly nice. Born in 1944, I am a 60's and 70's girl. Ive been looking for a nice pants pattern with a wide leg, not too wide, but just enough for that cool factor. This is it.

  2. That outfit is so lovely! I'm not confident in my abilities to work with such advanced fabric. But you get all the heart eyes!

  3. This outfit fits you to a "T" and looks amazing. Congrats on yet another well made and well fitted garment.

  4. Great looking outfit! Love challis and this looks ready for a picnic!

  5. So pretty and fresh. I like the jumpsuit look without the jumpsuit impracticality.

  6. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You've made me decide to use my cut of this fabric in a jumpsuit from the June Burda. It has a tie front so I'm basically copying you! :)



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