12 September 2009

Butterick 5335 & Loes Hinse Oxford Pants

Pattern: Butterick 5335 (view B) & Loes Hinse Oxford Pants (view B cropped to city short length)


Size: Top - size 8; Shorts - size S

Fabric: Top - floral and dot print rayon/lycra knit from Lucy's Fabrics; Shorts - dark brown linen/rayon blend woven from Fabric Mart.

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Comments: I don't often wear shorts, but I do have the occasional need for them. So when I had a small remnant of the brown linen/rayon blend woven left over after using it for a few projects, I figured why not squeeze out a pair of shorts. I had my LH Oxford pants pattern nearby, so I folded up the legs and went to town. Quick and easy!

I have always loved a good raglan sleeve top and I'm always on the look out for the next great pattern. So, when I saw B5335, it was a no-brainer to give the cropped sleeved raglan tee a whirl. Well, I pronounce the experiment a huge success. This to fits very nicely and it uses less than a metre of fabric. I can see myself making more of these babies!

Conclusion: This is my last hurrah for summer clothing. Ah, parting is such sweet sorrow...

19 comments:

Linda said...

Very nice. I love that knit fabric. I hate to see summer go.

NuJoi said...

Very cute!

Lisette M said...

Too cute! I love that print!

JenSA said...

I love it, especially the funky fabric.

gwensews said...

Cute shorts outfit. That top will be good for wearing under a suit jacket also.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

What a great fun and funky top! Yes, I can definitely see more of these in your future.

Trudy Callan said...

Cute top.

Heather said...

Awesome outfit right down to the shoes. You have some great shoes!

Cindy said...

Very cute pose!

Nancy K said...

Love the top. Yeah, summer is always shorter than we think.

Maggie said...

You look great in this outfit. You know I bought this pattern and thought of you...yeah...raglan sleeves! they give a simple top a little more interest plus a good fit.

Shelley's Garden said...

Great top and shorts. I, too, am having a hard time saying good-bye to summer clothing and brighter fabrics on the sewing machine. But there comes a time when I'm ever so thankful for the warmer fabrics!

Faye Lewis said...

Loving that outfit, especially the top. I might have to try that one, there's nothing like a good TNT top pattern.

Sue said...

Super cute outfit! I particularly like the fabric you used in the top!

Vicki said...

good finish to the summer projects - very cute.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Love the top/print :) and the shorts look great.

toy said...

the print on the knit top is very cute, but you always choice fun prints that go great with your complexion and hair color

amber said...

Such a cute summer outfit. I feel like I need to own that Butterick pattern just for the top - it fits you so well! I wanted a pair of city shorts this summer, but couldn't ever find a pair that fit right. Now that I'm sewing, I might look into just making some next year. :)

Summerset said...

That t-shirt has got a really flattering shape - you look great in the combination!