Imaia top and floral shorts

It’s been a long time since my last blog post. It’s just that time of year. I’m going to start dumping some finished projects here, because I do love properly recording of my makes.

These two items have been finished for a few months. The top was made with the Slow Sunday Imaia top pattern, which is a French pattern company. I think I saw this on Insta and purchased it immediately. It didn’t come in pdf, so I had to pay to ship it to Australia, which I’m not a fan of. If you know me, you know I’m quite tight with my $$, so shipping and paper patterns aren’t my thing.

Thankfully I love the pattern. I really wanted a plain ‘going out’ top that wasn’t black. Do you fall into the ‘jeans and black top’ trap when you go out at night? I do. While I anticipated this would be just a night time top, I really love it for day wear too, and it goes perfectly with these new shorts.

The fabric was from the Remnant Warehouse. It’s a Bec + Bridge satin back, viscose crepe in a really lush, deep, dusty rose colour. It’s just so lovely to wear and easy to sew.

The shorts were a random make of mine. I really don’t make shorts and don’t wear them often. When I do, they are made with old jeans that I’ve cut off. This fabric was purchased from Spotty on the discount table for a few dollars a meter. I just love the design and anticipated making it into a pleated midi skirt, but it didn’t work. Thankfully the large pieces quite easily fit these shorts.

Now the pattern is a modified version of the Thurlow pants/shorts. I’ve morphed this pattern so much over the years, and made so many variations, that I couldn’t recommend that you use the pattern to get what I’ve made, but it was the base pattern for these.

For a non-shorts wearer, I really love these shorts. Despite the floral pattern, they are quite easy to wear and build into an outfit. I love that they have a higher waist and the leg is slightly longer (not cheeky – idk!), which is much more appropriate for my ‘close to 40’ age 🙁

Hopefully I’ll be back shortly with more makes. Reports are finished and we are finally winding down for the end of the year. I love looking back at the growth that my kids have made this year. They are such an ace bunch of kids and I will miss them next year. Let the Christmas craft begin!!