Both shirt and pinafore were made on my old sewing machine with self draft patterns. I usually don’t like to see Ines or Teresa in completely homemade outfits but I think this time I made it work. Maybe it is just because both garments are super simple...
I love the shirt’s asymmetrical collar and the way the sleeves’ cuffs mimics that collar. I was just sorry I chose a stabilizer that was a little bit too thick for this garment. Next time I know I have to use to thinnest one I can find. The shirt’s fabric is white cotton with a lovely chess effect and it was bought in a local street market.
A saia de peitilho foi feita há dois anos (já serviu à Teresa) com uma ganga vermelha da Feira dos Tecidos. A minha falta de prática era tão grande na altura que tive que coser o bolso da frente umas quantas vezes até conseguir que ficasse direito!
I made the pinafore two years ago (it was actually made for Teresa) with red denim from a local shop. My lack of practice at the time was so big, I had to sew the front pocket a few times before getting it (almost) right! I ended up basting it as it was the only way I could keep the pocket in place while sewing it!
A realidade é que esta roupa pode não ser muito vistosa mas acaba por ser tão confortável e simples que é usada quase diariamente. Por vezes gostava de conseguir criar roupa mais “edgy” e “cool” (quais as palavras certas em português?!) mas acho que não consigo, acho que pura e simplesmente não é o meu estilo.
Por falar em “edgy” e “cool”, amanhã estará por aqui a Tara, do blog Girl Like the Sea. Mais “edgy”e “cool” que ela é difícil! Apareçam!
This outfit may not be super exciting but it is so comfortable and easy to wear that it is worn almost daily. Sometimes I think I would love to be able to create edgy and cool clothing for my daughters but maybe that is just nor my style...
Speaking of edgy and cool, tomorrow Tara, from Girl Like the Sea, will be here. She and her clothes are as fashion forward as can be (and I love them!). So stay tuned!