The third pack in the SWAP consists of two garments that use the same colour scheme as the first two packs and tie them together.
Pack 1 was off-white, with the print in the top including blue and browns.
Pack 2 was mainly blue, but the shorts also had a dash of tan.
So this pack features shades of off-white, mid-brown and blue with a orange highlights. Orange will feature in the final pack.
Progress is continuing with the scarf. After a few
stuff-ups ‘learning experiences’, I’ve started weaving.
Rayon Print Shirt
The pattern is Lekala 4002. It has a side panel and bust darts for the shaping. I’m not sure if it is the style or just my fitting, but each time I make as top with side panels, it turns out boxy through the waist.
I like the shoulder yoke and the piecing on the sleeves and I think it would be great on a plain fabric to really show the seaming off. The bows on the sleeves were omitted as they aren’t really my thing.
I thought the print in this fabric was perfect for the SWAP. It will go with so many things. Laying out the fabric took quite a while as I wanted to get the print design to match at the centre front and centre back. This meant I only had just enough fabric for the rest of the shirt, and had to cut the yoke lining out of some plain fabric.
I was lucky enough to score some really nice canvas fabric. It is a bit lighter in weight and more supple than the other canvas weaves I’ve seen. The downside was that there was only 2.3m left on the roll. Ideally I would have liked some extra to stash for a rainy day. But, with a careful layout, I was able to get a pair of jeans and a shorts from it. The shorts are part of the hiking wardrobe which I’ll cover in a later post.
Yep, the pattern is my old faithful jeans pattern. The same one that I used for the linen jeans in Pack 2.
And some photos of how this pack adds to the wardrobe…
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