Emily's Fabric Godmother Co-ord Matching Set
What’s the most ludicrous way you’ve ever heard fabric being described? Yummy is always one of my favourites. But the best way to describe the Petra viscose lawn is buttery. It’s silky soft just like room temperature butter. The bakers amongst us might know what I mean!
The print is slightly (very) crazy but that’s what drew me in! The bold graphic design and pop of colour had me hooked immediately. Those cute faces and 70s vibe were irresistible!
Whilst I like to have a rough idea of what I’m going to make when I order a fabric, I’m always open to change once I’ve received it. Differences in texture, handle, colour and print scale are difficult to fully translate through online photos so I try to keep an open mind. I had originally thought I’d make an I Am Patterns Irma shirt dress with this viscose but on receiving it, I knew it would be best for a different idea. (The fabric is way too soft for a proper stand collar IMO).
I decided to make one of those pyjama-esque co-ord sets I keep getting inundated with on my Instagram and Pinterest ads instead!
I figured the bright colours would be a fun nod to this style plus I could always just use them as actual pyjamas in the long run if/when I’m over the print!
I decided to use the Friday Pattern Co Saguaro pattern for the trousers and use a mashup of the Seamwork Marlowe and Campbell for the shirt.
The shirt choice was very deliberate. I wanted a grown on short sleeve so I would not have to break up the pattern and the Marlowe was the perfect base. I chose a size a couple up from my measurements to keep a loose fit. I wanted a notched collar which I felt would work better than a stand collar in the soft fabric so merged it with the Campbell jumpsuit at the centre front and neck.
The pants were an easy make and fit. I opted to cut the size to fit my hip and just made the elastic for the waist to fit instead of grading between sizes. I shortened the length in order to fit the fabric I had and took almost 20cm off which left it at a pleasant cropped length.
I think with heels like this and a leather jacket, they’re totally workable to go out in! (My boyfriend might say otherwise but who’s listening to him?).
*Emily was provided the fabric of her choice free of charge for her blog post & also provided with a £50 voucher *