Sewing and textiles with Ann
I’m going to wear this to the Australian Open tennis, I have decided. Obviously it’s a really international outfit, made from fabric purchased in Jodphur, made in the UK, to wear in Australia. Oh, and I am a spectator; not a player!
It’s separates from two tried and tested patterns – a peplum blouse and an A line skirt. In both cases, I have used the pattern 3 times, although each peplum blouse has been different. This is the short sleeved version, finished with bias binding around the arm holes and neck line. Normally I am cautious about outfits that ‘show off’ the waist line, but I wear one of the other peplum blouses with a straight skirt, and the shape flatters rather than bringing attention to the waist. Unusually, I didn’t line the skirt. I nearly always do, but as I am expecting it to be very hot in Melbourne, I just faced the waistline, as per the pattern.
They were both very easy to make, and I love them. There are only two potential drawbacks – I will be travelling with a rucksack and no iron, so I hope they don’t crease too much, or that the hotel has easily available irons, and they will run when washed ( as is my experience of all Indian origin fabrics), so I will need to hand wash, and probably not spin them – or just leave washing them until I get back home!
And that’s all there is to say!