Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Rambling Rose

I just love silk and cotton blends!  And, of course, just about any floral print is going to have my full attention.  Beautiful fabric is such a pleasure to work with - spending extra time and working on those pesky little details does not test my patience at all (well, almost!).

The blouse may not have turned out exactly as I initially envisioned it, but I am very pleased with the finished result.

For some reason, I am not as attracted to separates when looking for patterns, but once they are completed, I suddenly remember how versatile they can be.

And no matter how many times I wear the fabric, I always manage to forget how lightweight silk dupioni is!  Dealing with the wind was a challenge for these pictures, so I think I will have to make myself a red skirt that is a bit more weather proof as the seasons change!

Blouse:  Made by me, Simplicity 1692
Skirt:  Banana Republic
Shoes:  Naturalizer
Earrings:  Shadows
Minaudière:  Banana Republic

[The fabric for this project was received in exchange for my contributions as a Britex Guest Blogger.]


  1. Just gorgeous! You definitely have an eye for matching fabric to the right pattern ... J

  2. Really lovely! It must feel so luxurious too. Having restarted to sew my own clothes, it's wonderful to have such fabrics as silk at my disposal (and certainly friendlier to the purse than RTW in silk). Monique

  3. These came out really wonderful- love the bias plaid in the skirt. And silk-cotton is my favorite to sew with, as well. :)

  4. I ADORE that blouse, LM -- and I'm not even a fan of lantern sleeves in general. But it is truly gorgeous and the pattern placement is perfect. Love it with the skirt too. And great photography!

  5. It's just beautiful! That's my type of fabric! The skirt is lovely too with the subtle print mixing.

  6. I love it! The red silk skirt may not be suitable for weather (argh) but it looks gorgeous and I am so in love with your blouse. I've always hated florals up until, oh, 3 months ago and now I'm buying as much floral fabric as I can. It looks fantastic on you!

  7. Lovely blouse. I love the pattern placement. It looks great with that skirt, but I'd bet you've got other skirts you could wear with it. That's the beauty of coordinates!

  8. Love it! The blouse and skirt both look so good on you. I donthe same thing with sewing separates. I never seem to want to do it, but am always glad I did afterwards.

  9. I love the blouse! i can see it going so well with a steel blue silky skirt, i love the neckline on the blouse!

  10. I absolutely love the fabric --I love florals in general but this one has such a gentle flow to the pattern, yumm! The sleeves are divine, lovely shape and my favorite length. Beautiful work as always. Thanks for the tutorial on the hug snug over at the Britex site too!

  11. gorgeous blouse, like Peter wrote, perfect pattern placement. And the bell sleeves look so elegant on you.