Well, actually, two black holes, one per sleeve, and many lavender holes. The lavender fabric is something that I originally purchased for my kids. I bought a lavender and a purple, thinking that they would want dresses that were a little different, but they both chose the purple. I made these dresses. The fabric was super cheap from some place in Philadelphia that I would remember the name of if my brain were working. Jomar, that’s it. All in all, I have a fairly cushy life, but having my kids home for summer vacation has sapped all power of thought. I am thankful that I can escape to my sewing room occasionally. What was I saying? Oh, the outfit. So this lavender fabric did not really appeal to me until I washed it, and the hand is really pleasant. Sort of rough and dry and hard to describe. I thought it would be perfect under this jacket that I have been wanting to make for ages, so there you go.
The original plan was to wear it with these trousers, which are the same fabric as the jacket, but somewhere along the line I decided on shorts. I am totally into the short suit thing lately, so this outfit actually ticks three boxes for me: holes, layers and short suits.
The shorts are from Burdastyle 5/10. This is the third time I have made them. I like the wide turn-up. It feels excessive.
The top is from Kwiksew 3652. Have I mentioned here how much I love Kwiksew patterns for knits? They always seem to have just the right amount of ease.
The jacket is based on Burdastyle 2/07 119. The original has long sleeves, and no holes. I shortened the sleeve and added the hole.
I have been having a strange problem with the photos on my blog appearing elongated on some browsers. apparently, it has to do with the photos that I upload being too large, so I tried uploading smaller photos in this post. I hope it will help.