This look all started with the fabric. I bought this amazing striped Chambray (sadly out of stock) and Vanilla Striped Linen(below) from Marcy Tilton that was part of my Mother’s Day gift from my husband and the kids. I love her fabric selection, so many amazing fabrics and some great weekly deals! I was originally planning on making some Capri’s with the chambray, but I decided I wanted to make something that would really show off the fabric to its best advantage. I went with one of my favorite patterns, the Flared Wave Skirt from Shape Shape.
I love the way this pattern is shaped to curve around the body. You can turn it to wear in many positions to see a slightly different direction of the grain. I made this second version in a size large(you can view my first make here) with a simple enclosed button panel and a metal tab to keep it secure at the waist. I actually had to cut my fabric in two pieces to make this work as my yardage was not quite wide enough to fit the full pattern. I kept the seam as unobtrusive as possible with just a serged seam and used a flat felled seam for the main seam with the button placket.
So glad I made up this skirt pattern again since both skirts get tons of wear. I love how both these pieces mix and match in my wardrobe (thanks to my wardrobe architect planning!) which is primarily blue and white with accents of coral, pink and lavender.
The top is Burda Square Neck Tank 131 in a straight size 40. It’s a very simple strap tank with a contrast bottom band. I had just enough chambray left for the contrast and straps to add to my white & tan linen. The linen was left over from my second version of Burda’s drawstring Pants (not quite finished yet) that I’m altering to add the width and shape of my favorite linen RTW pants. I love that the top matches with both bottom’s and will mix and match with the rest of my outfits-It looks fabulous with my Navy Linen Capri’s too! The only alteration I made was with the straps. I cut them as one piece each and changed the placement in the back.
I also lined the main body of the top with the remnants of my organic double gauze to keep the front of the blouse from being too sheer.
Here I’m wearing my full Shape Shape look, with my flared wave chambray skirt + my white linen sleeveless scarf blouse. I love these two pieces together. So elegant and simple!
One of my favorite looks for the summer-plus so comfortable and easy to wear! Happy Sewing!
4 responses to “Chambray & Linen”
Just discovered your blog! Love it!
Thanks so much! :)
Wow … I love the complete shape-shape-outfit!
I think it’s all in the material for such a skirt. Nice choice for the chambray, to show it of to yourself and others.
I have to sew some shape shape myself :-)
Thanks Rebecca! Shape Shape’s patterns are just awesome! I love how that skirt really shows off whatever fabric you use. You should definitely give them a try :)