Autumn dressing: in this part of the world it means coping with wind, rain, sun, fog and fluctuating temperatures. And that is just in one day, lol. Moving from indoors to outside, and the vagaries of central heating means, for me, dressing in light layers that keep me comfortable, and preferably natural fibres. I think this outfit does that. The top, which is the main feature of today’s post is made from breathable sandwashed tencel twill and is cool and comfortable to wear in a perfect shade for autumn (cinnamon). The fabric was gifted to me by Patterns and Plains, but all opinions are my own.
Sewing this tencel was a breeze. It washed perfectly, did not require any special needle to sew, and was stable to handle. It drapes beautifully. I am hoping it will be more robust for every day wear than silk. It also comes in three other gorgeous shades, perfect for blouses, shirt dresses, drapey skirts, jumpsuits and more.
The pattern I used to make the blouse is the Named Clothing Reeta shirt, which I have made before. This time I added long cuffed sleeves. Easy and perfect for autumn. I am wearing it with my suede leather skirt made using Simplicity 8019 some 3.5 years ago.
I think I might just have found my new favourite blouse pattern. Some minor tweaks to the sleeve fit and I think this will be made again.
Happy sewing and thanks to Patterns and Plains for the fabric.