Spring/Summer wardrobe sewing already started over here as I told you on my last post, so today I’m showing you some pieces for me using the brand new fabrics from Nosh Organics Spring/Summer collection. So many gorgeous ones there, you can see them all here.
As soon as I saw the collection I was immediately drawn to the Olive Denim College (here). I already told you I’m obsessed with this particular fabric, it is perfection! So far I’ve tried it in black (here) and coral (here) and I also have some pink on my stash. I can’t get enough of it. ❤
So after the olive one, I choose two colours of jersey that I think pair great with my first choice; I got some papaya (see it here) and light green (see it here).
I knew exactly what I wanted to make with the Olive college. Right after finishing my Tamarack Jacket I decided it was time to finally start on the Morris blazer from Grainline; I had bought the pattern last year but didn’t get around to make it then. By the time I was choosing fabrics for this post I had already cut a black/grey version but I thought the denim college would be perfect for it, so my mind was set.
The pattern is so cool people! Love the style and I’m definitely making more, I already have the black/grey one to sew but I’m also keen on making a boyfriend version like the one Katie did here.
This is size 6, no changes apart from the sleeve finish, for which I skipped the facing and just folded about 1,5 cm twice to the outside, I tackled them with some hand sewn stitches. I also added a piece of Nosh ribbon (here) to the center back seam, just to make it pretty. 😉
I confess my brain stopped functioning when I was sewing the front and bottom facings, I just wasn’t getting the illustration and it’s so evident people, sigh… I must have unpicked the whole thing a trillion times, but in the end it all worked out. 😉 And then I got to the hand sewing part, when you sew the facing to the blazer; I suck at that, yeah you can totally see some little marks from the stitches, nothing too bad but its just sad. hahaha
So let’s move on to the gorgeous papaya jersey. I was needing some basic everyday items on my wardrobe, so finally decided to give a go on the Union St. Tee from Hey June. It’s just as everyone says, Adrianna’s patterns are perfect, and this has lots of options so you’ll be seeing it around here many times for sure! My sewing not so much but it was my first time making this type of collar so I hope on improving with practice. Lol
I made size S, no alterations and I’m really happy with the fit, I think next time I’ll prefer the smaller neckline band included on the pattern, just due to personal preference.
After searching for another top pattern, I finally settled on Laisa from Schnittchen patterns. This may not have been the wisest choice since I have broad shoulders, but I was so smitten with the style, I was totally needing a bit of girly, kind of fluttery sleeves in my life heheh, so I went for it. 😀 I used the light green jersey for it.
The pattern is great, there’s no illustrated step by step tutorial, only written steps, but the construction is pretty straight forward and if you ever made a raglan tee before you’ll do this in a heartbeat. I made size 36 and I’m pretty happy with the fit. It’s a bit more on the tunic side for my height (1,62 m), so I removed 2 cm on the paper pattern for start; but when I checked the height before hemming I decided to make an elastic casing and make a kind of balloon top. I’m really happy with how it turned out. Did I say it has dress length included too? Hello Summer dress!! 😀
This new collection from NOSH is fantastic as usual, organic cotton, super soft and just perfect quality and the colors are just my cup of tea. ❤ Oh and isn’t it so cool that these items pair great with my Alexandria trousers? (If you missed them you can see them here) YAY I have a bit of that fabric left and I’m planing on making a skirt with it. 😉
Check out the New NOSH fabrics here.
Morris Blazer from Grainline here; Union St Tee from Hey June here; Laisa shirt from Schnittchen here.
Ohh and I’m finally on track with Project Sew it, I ended up not making something for March but I’m all good now. heheh And if you don’t know what Project Sew It is just check it out over at Petit à Petit and Family here. My resolution is to sew one piece for myself each month. 😉
Thanks a million NOSH for giving me the opportunity to try these first hand, it was a pleasure!!
All the fabrics I used for the items in this post were given to me by NOSH, but all the opinions are my own.