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Here we have selected wardrobe basics to build a sweet foundation of simple pieces to whet your creative appetite.
Eileen is as fresh as ever for Spring. A surprise construction at the armhole, full skirt, and sweet shape. Eileen is a must to dabble in a Tina skewed garment.
Fabric: Light to Mid-weight Fabric
We used Sophia washed Voile from Robert Kaufman Fabrics, which can be purchased in a wide range of colors. You can use light to mid-weight linen, rayon, velvet, silk, chiffon or organza.
Pleating • Top Stitching • Binding
A-Line slip dress with drawstring channel at front and back. Drawstring threads through front and back - and ties on one shoulder.
Make this in lightweight fabric.. must be 54” wide!
Suggested fabrics: lightweight linen (2.8oz - 3oz); Soft Rayon; Jersey Knit, Cotton Voile.
Make this Slip short or long; with or without the hem ruffle; tie strap, or no tie! So fun!
Creating Drawstring Channels
Making Ruffle Strips
Binding the Armholes
Pieced tunic with bodice and skirt, an under layer which is optional, open neck as for a pinafore, and pocket.
44" or 54" wide fabric. Light linen, rayon, cotton voile. We have used a gauze for the underskirt, but it would be cute in a coordinated print or solid in cotton.
Options for the Audra are revising the neckline or armhole for your shape and preference. The under skirt and pocket are optional. Either bind the neckline and armholes as we have done, or leave for a raw edged finish!
Piecing a bodice to the skirt panels.
Making a slip Pocket
Binding the Neck and Armholes
Featured in SYCHIL 6
The PLINKA Pants are so popular. These easy bloomer type pants are adorable and easy to make. Perfect bloomer for underneath your light flow-ey layers.
44" or 54" wide fabric. Medium Weight linen, (5oz); cotton twill, corduroy, velvet, light cotton lace... so many options!
Elastic waist, wide legged pant cut in one piece for each leg, and ruffles.
Pleating folded hem strips!
Making a covered binding