Saturday, November 27, 2010

This is me!

Delete any images of me from the past. This is me!

I love my summer kaftan made of the softest green and white cotton voile (with perhaps a wisp of rayon?) from Simplicity 2696. I thoroughly recommend this pattern, it ticks all the boxes in terms of fit, cut and ease of construction. The only alteration I made was to leave the cuffs off the sleeve, opting for an a bell shaped sleeve.

Even before I finished I was planning a number of other versions, including using my leopard print habitae silk in dress length. DD says no, but what would she know.

I match my garden well, don't I?
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37 comments:

  1. That's a really lovely top! It suits you really well.

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  2. It's lovely. Goes fabulously with the white pants. I really love the colour. I'd happily wear this top/

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  3. What beautiful fabric you have found - perfect for that top!

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  4. Beautiful. How nice to find a well fitting pattern and the perfect fabric for it. You look cool, fresh and summer ready.

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  5. That top is lovely! Looks soft and light... perfect for summer. Nice job!!!

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  6. This is certainly beautiful on you, and beautiful by itself as well. I love the pastel color/white pants combination, it's so refreshing!

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  7. Absolutely perfect. That color looks great on you.

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  8. Very pretty top, looks wonderful on you.

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  9. You look wonderful, the picture of summer. It is the perfect fabric for this pattern.

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  10. You look like you just stepped out of a high end boutique, so chic and summery. Great color, perfect fabric for this pattern.

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  11. This is indeed a lovely kaftan! It looks both comfortable and pretty. And gloriously cool!!

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  12. Gail, the outfit is lovely and you look great in it.Love the new look of your blog too.

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  13. Color and fabric is beautiful. Enjoy that wonderful weather. I am JEALOUS!!!

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  14. What a wonderful green color, and you *do* match your garden. Just perfect.

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  15. Wow, this is beautiful, I love the print , and the color is perfecto. Great job, you look stunning

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  16. You look so lovely and summery!

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  17. Love the look of this outfit! You look great!

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  18. Great photo - great kaftan - very cool!

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  19. Great outfit and looking very summery.

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  20. That looks so good on you! And I'm jealous of your weather--winter's starting to set in here and I've been cold almost all day, despite my bulky sweater!

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  21. You're like my Australian twin! I would so wear that. Great job.

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  22. So glad you've finished it. I love the neckline finish.

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  23. You look beautiful! I love the color on you!!

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  24. So pretty....love the top and the colors...

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  25. So happy that we can see you! There is nothing more wonderful than sewing a garment that is perfectly "you". Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

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  26. You look great with that top, recalling the summer here .... you begin to enjoy the summer now, how lucky you have.

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  27. Beautiful summery top. You look great in this outfit.

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  28. Ooh, you look very cool and chic. It is a lovely tunic. And the color green looks wonderful on you. Sigh, I wish we were having warm weather here.

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  29. This looks fantastic!! I love the color, fit, everything! Wonderful!

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  30. Beautiful! Love the colors and love this shape on you. I fully support your desire to make a slew of these. :)

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  31. You look great. This shade of green is so light and airy. Just perfect. BTW-I would make several too. ;-)

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  32. Gorgeous, wispy, feminine, pretty top and beautiful shade of green. It is so pretty on you. I think you're right about it being PERFECT.

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  33. You look stunning in that beautiful top!

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  34. You are so chic. Great colour choice

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  35. Amazing top --- great color and style on you! Definitely chic!

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  36. I'm a bit late to the party, but have to say you should match your garden more often - this colour really looks stunning on you! So summery too.

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