Havanna blouse & shorts28.6.16
What is it that, at some point, makes blogging so boring and dull? We still wanna share and show off everything we´re working on but the writing, gaah, the editing, I believe it´s these little perfectionist bits that live inside all of us that are kind of ruining the fun. I decided to lay back and relax a bit, if the pictures are not with the best lighting or completely focused, whatever man, for now it´s Summer and I either do it like this or not at all. Plus, I gain extra time for sewing haha.
I´ve been doing lots of indulgence sewing but there are some testings still going on: here are the Havanna blouse and shorts by Califaye Collection.
The blouse has a cool and summery vibe, with no closures and all.the.gathers necessary to satisfy a 5 year old twirling game, ha! My version is from a first part of the testing so it´s finished with facings but there´s now an option to fully line the bodice as well. The shorts are just quick and easy, with inseam pockets and a topstitched waistband for a professional look.
For the shirt i used some poplin with embroidered icecreams, from Sweet Mercerie and it´s just the yummiest fabric. Also if you take a look at this dress at Anthropologie you might find some similarities, how cool is that! The shorts are in light tencel from the same shop.
I decided to close up the front with some tassels rather than a button; the purpose is just to add a bit more closure to that area and still have a fun detail. Also, in the shorts I ran out of grommets so I went with the traditional buttonholes.
Check some other tester versions here. It´s just an easy and quick summer outfit and you can save 30% off on your purchase at Califaye Collection (or at Etsy). Sale ends July 2nd 11:59 pm EST. coupon code - NEWRELEASE.
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