I am still sewing summer clothes because it is quite warm where I live, though the humidity has dropped, the light is softer and it is now dark when my 5:45 AM alarm goes off. Sigh, yes fall is on its way. Since June I have been sewing items for a summer wardrobe, part of a sew along our ASG sewing group is doing as a follow up for a presentation I gave on SWAPing. My wardrobe was inspired from these photos in my idea files.
All of them feature dark gray bottom pieces. I wanted to take the easy approach for this wardrobe and make the bottoms out of the same fabric, charcoal gray cotton linen look( Hancock Fabrics). Then go to town with tops that coordinated. Just about every color can go with gray, which meant I could find coordinating fabrics in my stash. It was so hot when I was sewing many of the tops that they are either sleeveless or overblouses intended to be worn without a jackets.
Using LIFO, the latest top is made from OOP Simplicity 5555.
The fabric is a white linen with black pinstripes (JoAnn Fabrics). I ombre dyed the fabric ocean blue and then added black to the dye mix for the darkest color band, inspired by this Anthropologie dress.
Unfortunately this band cannot be seen because it is in the turned up hem. A lessoned learned for the next time I do this type of dying.
The pants are straight leg falling from the hip, faced waist with side invisible zipper made from my pants sloper.