É difícil perceber se tenho um estilo próprio. É difícil perceber se existe um fio condutor que liga todas as roupas que faço para as minhas filhas. É difícil olhar de forma distanciada e objetiva para elas (neste caso filhas e roupas!)
Normalmente não faço “conjuntinhos”. Prefiro juntar uma peça de roupa feita por mim com uma comprada. Mas hoje a Inês foi para a escola com uma roupa totalmente feita pela mãe. E foi contente. Ganhou uns calções e uma camisa novos.
This week is the last one at this season’s Project Run and Play! And for me its theme, "Signature Style", is always the hardest one...
I find it so hard to tell if I have a style of my own, if there is a common thread that connects all clothes I make for my daughters. It's definitely hard for me to look at them in a detached and objective way (in this case I’m talking about both daughters and clothes!)
I don’t usually sew complete outfits for Teresa and Ines. I prefer to add a purchased basic tee to a skirt I made or a pair of denim trousers to a homemade shirt or a tunic. But today Ines went to school in an outfit entirely made by “mummy”! And she was quite happy with her new shorts and long sleeved shirt.
Starting with shorts... They are made of soft lightweight denim fabric bought at my local store and I designed them to be quite wide for an ultra comfortable fitting. The pattern is self draft and, as it was the my first attempt, I decided to leave out the most intricate details. Next time I’m sure I will add pockets (in the front or at the back?). Adding piping or borderie anglaise at the legs’ seams would also look really nice... At the waistband, to give it a more professional look and to keep the elastic in place, I decided to top stitch the elastic the same way I did in this skirt for Teresa. Well, I'm sure these shorts will be worn again and again!
The shirt is a project I've been postponing for a long time. I love boat neck shirts and tees but all patterns I found we for knits. This week I decided it was time to make my own boat neck pattern. I chose a very cheap but beautiful floral fabric at my local shop (this way, if something went wrong, I could easily buy more fabric), drafted my pattern, cut and sewed it all together... Today, when I saw Ines wearing her new boat neck shirt, I thought to myself that the fitting was not bad at all. Next time, perhaps, I will have to make the bodice a bit narrower and overlap the collar a little more. And of course, adding piping at the collar or making it in a contrasting fabric will be mandatory.