Happy 4th of July everybody! Though I am not a very patriotic person by nature, after the recent supreme court decisions, I am more inclined to celebrate this year! After a week of frantic sewing, I managed to finish this ensemble, including this fun little hat!
I bought these matching striped cottons while studying in London, and finally put them to use making this little tilt hat. I think it turned out so cute! I love how the stripes look cut on the bias around the edge of the brim. I decided to add a self pleated trim and made the edged fringed by pulling apart the fabric at the edges.
This suit was inspired directly by this photo from the 1940's that I have been obsessing over for months. I ordered this nice deep navy blue cotton twill from Mood fabrics and it was a joy to work with. I ended up having a bit of extra fabric too, and so I have made a second jacket that I will show you all soon. I ended up making the sleeves a bit too long on the second jacket, so I have to fix that and finish a few more things before the second one can make it's debut. This was my second time making hand sewn button holes and I am really happy with how they came out, even if they take a bit more time to complete. This jacket did come out a little bit big, so I may take it in in the waist just a little. I can't wait to wear this suit in the fall with mustard yellows and rusty orange!
I hope all of you have a lovely holiday weekend!
|Blue Suit: Made by me|
Hat: Made by me
Shoes: Amazon (here)