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!