My third pair of Birkin Flares has become a firm favourite, just like the others. Have I said how much I like these jeans? My first pair has quite a lot of stretch, making them extremely comfortable throughout the day. The second pair had the misfortune of not having quite as much stretch as necessary, but being a very good colour. These, the third, have enough stretch, a fabulous blue colour and a firm denim that doesn’t sag. My favourite pair? Well.. possibly!
I won’t bore you with a million pictures of the jeans, they’re made in the same way as the other two pairs. For detailed pictures, you can revisit the first pair. Once again, I used ordinary thread, I had no intention of mucking about with topstitching stuff.
For the tee shirt, I used a pattern I’d used twice last year. The fabric, which you might recognise from my last post, came from Stitch Fabrics at the NEC. It’s a cobalt blue and white print by John Kaldor, a viscose jersey with a great drape and weight. I like a floaty tee for the summer when it gets sticky and humid.
Originally I thought I might use the prints I bought for more fitter, “plain” tees, and the solids for the floaty stuff, but I was halfway through cutting this one out when I remembered! Oh dear! Anyway, I love how this has turned out.
The pattern is 113/4 from Burdastyle 12 2008. An oldie, but a goodie. I used Vilene iron-on bias stay tape on all the neckline edges and armholes. I have learned my lesson with soft, drapy knits and keeping them in their place! I love how the print on this looks in this and I’m looking forward to wearing it thoughout the summer.
I have more makes to show you now I have a photographer at home for the Easter holidays, most of them will be going into my suitcase for my trip to South Africa in two weeks. TWO WEEKS!
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You’re inspiring me to sew some jeans! Also, love the blue print – very flattering.
I keep trying to resist those jeans and getting weaker by the minute. I love the top too. Have a great holiday. There’s wonderful fabric shopping to be done in SA!!
This pattern is fabulous! Well drafted, great instructions. You’ll look good in these jeans!
Grand outfit – congratulations on getting just the right fabric for those jeans & the fantastic fabric top we’re all drooling over! 😀
I really should have got more of that jersey! Maybe look for other colourways…
Good idea! Maybe branch out a bit… will be interesting to see what you decide.
Great jeans, I can see why you’re churning them out. The top is perfect with them.
Thank you Jay! 😊
Enjoy your hols! I love this outfit. Gorgeous!
I love them on you. I’m sure my legs are too short to cope with flares but you’ve got the fit bang on!
All depends, I have removed 10cm out of the length of these. Give it a go!
10cm! Wow. You look like you have long legs.
Lol, that’s the plan! 😊 part of why I love this shape!
Love both of these. I’m yet to foray into trousers, but must soon, owing to my determination not to buy clothes any more but having very little to wear…Both look great on you! Jen
Thanks Jen, dive in with an uncomplicated pair first, good luck!
Such a pretty outfit! The fit is spot-on, and the pleated top is lovely!
These look so nice… I finally bought the pattern the other day. I am not sure when I will make them but I will add them to my list!
Oh, make them soon!! 😀
I’m so tempted by a Birkin after seeing all your fab versions! If only the pound sterling were stronger against the dollar right now I’d be on it pronto. Hopefully later this year then.
Love the top too.
I hope it will be worth the investment, I am completely in love with this shape! 😊
Where did you find this denim?
It was from the Fancy Silk Store in Birmingham, but I bought it last year…