17 September 2009

It Is Easy Being Green

Pattern: Simplicity 3874 (view B shortened to a top) & Loes Hinse Hepburn Pants (view A).


Size: Top - size 8;

Fabric: Top - beige popcorn stitch tencel knit from Wazoodle; Pants - heathered green RPL from Timmel Fabrics.

Project Photo:

Comments: I have had a SWAP plan put together for a while now. I had originally debated about joining last year's Stitcher's Guild SWAP contest using this plan, but in the end I decided to pass. Unfortunately, passing on the contest also caused me to forget about my plan. Well, no more, the plan has been unearthed (and revamped - more on that later) and the sewing has begun.

Behold the first two pieces from the "It Is Easy Being Green" plan. The pants are my TNT Hepburn pants. The top is a shortened version of S3874. I love this pattern as a dress, so I figured why not crop it up into a top. I like the result - basically a T-shirt that has been given some extra interest due to the under bust tie.

Conclusion: Two great transitional pieces for fall. Now, I just need to find some time in my busy schedule (I tell ya, all this workin' for a living really is cramping my sewing mojo!) to continue working on this SWAP plan.

17 comments:

Marie-Christine said...

THink of working for a living as allowing you to pay for more fabric :-). Another great outfit.. You always seem to sew outfits, which must be an offshoot of SWAP practice? Something which I really ought to take up..

Gail said...

I love this outfit. Its funny because I'm planning a similar set for my spring/summer wardrobe. My top is silk and pants in linen in a beige/gold colour.

Heather said...

Very cute outfit. Looking forward to reading about your revamped plan. By the way your photos always turn out great

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Another great outfit. The pants are definitely the perfect pattern/style for you. They look awesome in all outfits you make.

amber said...

Very cute outfit. I also like the necklace and shoes you've paired with it.

gwensews said...

Very nice. You could throw on a suit-type jacket and go most anywhere.

Maggie said...

You definitely know your style. I love the wide leg pant on you. Remember though, that having a job where you can wear all these fabulous clothes is a plus!

Lindsay T said...

Ooh, very glamorous outfit! You like great in pants.

Carol said...

I love the top. I never think of shortening dress patterns - what a great idea. This morning I was seriously considering having a day off to make a dress that I cut out last weekend!

Faye Lewis said...

That's really cute. I always like your things.

Rose said...

Well, the Fashionista Shannon has another outfit. You look great wearing it!

a little sewing on the side said...

That is a nice polish. The top is really cute!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I always love your SWAP plans and I can't wait to see this one come to fruition. These pieces are a great start!

equatorcollection said...

Oh that's such a cute top! Goes well with the pants too.

angie.a said...

Oh man do I hear ya on the working thing. Who invented that anyway?

What happened to Stitcher's Guild? I haven't been able to get in recently.

angie.a said...

hehe, I meant to say, GREAT outfit too. :D Got sidetracked. I never thought about shortening that dress to a top! Brilliant!

Sheila said...

What a great use of the pattern and I like the top just as much as the Brown printed dress.

Thank you for the lovely compliment on my cardigan set.