I’m back today with another make from my Fall/ Winter Capsule Wardrobe! I just love this copper colored tee I made out of this lovely Eileen Fisher Deadstock. It’s a simple self-drafted 3/4 sleeve tee with a show-stopping low back neckline. I just love it! Worn here with my Burda 119 Trouser in Deadstock Navy Cotton Twill. It has a lovely shaped arrow tab with a big wooden button and these great pocket flaps. This is one of my favorite makes of the season.
Dressed up or down, this look is so versatile. The trouser matches with all my other wardrobe staple tees and the Top is in constant rotation. This copper color is my go to- I always look great in it and it makes my eye color pop. Which is especially nice now that my eyes have faded to a grey blue. If you had seen me in my twenties they were so vivid- think Alexandra Daddario in Mayfair Witches!
This look is so chic and elegant. The pant has some lovely details like these pocket flaps with an angled pocket, the button tab closure and simple pockets in the back. It features a nice deep cuff and fly front zipper. I made these in a size 40, and because I originally wanted a trouser I removed the yoke and merged it into my pattern. Unfortunately once the pant was on it was hanging way too low in the back. So I drafted an additional yoke to fit and that’s what you’re seeing here. I don’t love how it looks but it’s not horrible. Next time I make this though I will adjust the pattern so it fits me better. These were meant to be a wearable muslin and they are very wearable!
All the Details
Denim Trousers 119| Burda Style 03/20
- Denim Trousers 119|Burda Style 03/20
- PDF pattern
- Difficulty : ***
Without jeans, the western look is simply not complete. This style shapes a dream figure with a high waistline and wide legs. Classic contrast color stitching is a must!BurdaStyle
Some line drawings I made in Adobe InDesign for my Seasonal Capsule Wardrobe. In Navy and Copper everything mixes and matches. Plus everything is all sewn up now! More posts coming soon on the rest of these pieces.
Designer Deadstock – Cotton Twill – Navy OOS
Eileen Fisher Deadstock – Rayon/Spandex Jersey – Copper
I LOVE this tee so much. I have a short sleeve version I shared in my last blog post here in the same fabric. This version hasn’t been put in the dryer and I think it makes a huge difference. This top has it’s original sheen and color while the other one is quite a bit faded. Lesson learned! Only hang to dry those really nice knits!
Isn’t this low back fabulous!
I wanted a really simplified color palette for my Fall Winter capsule. My goal- to feel like it’s fall even when its really hot! Layering my clothes is just not practical- unless I’m in a restaurant- they turn down the AC here so much I’m always freezing!
I only wear these clothes for a few months a year on those colder days. Bonus though is that they tend to stay in pristine condition since I don’t wear them too much. My Spring Summer Wardrobe is on constant rotation here in Florida. The day I took these photos the temps were in the 80’s in the afternoon. And it’s still February!
Head over to YouTube to see this outfit in action!
My last YT video is linked above. I’m sharing some of my favorite sewing makes plus a few new creations that are a part of my Fall & Winter Capsule Wardrobe! Follow along as I show you everything I made this season in my mix and match handmade mini capsule collection. See the clothes I’m sharing on the blog in action!Rebecca
That’s it for today. Come back next week and I’ll be sharing the matching vest I made to coordinate with this look! Plus check out my newest video release on my YouTube channel- My Favorite Sewing Magazines. Subscribe to the blog and my YT channel to get updates when new posts and new videos publish. I’ve just restarted the channel and release new videos every Friday.
Until next time, Happy Sewing!
“You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.”— Edith Head
Edith Head quote was a perfect “fini.” Love, Mom
I love this comprehensive blog. And I found your comments on the pants yoke and hanging knits to drive to maintain sheen really interesting and helpful!
Thanks Mom! Sorry I missed seeing your comments earlier-glad you enjoyed the post!