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Offline Bookish

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Bookish's Camping Clothes
« on: July 06, 2018, 01:46:23 PM »

As I mentioned on the other thread, we went camping recently and I realized that some refurbishments were needed...

Here's the plan:

Style Arc Tessa pants (with Jaime pockets) in light weight cotton (chambray maybe if I can find what I want)
Stretch and Sew Japanese Garden Pants tweaked to fit better in heavier cotton... dark blue
Style Arc Roxy shirt in gray voile or light cotton to replace old faithful
Sewing Workshop Eureka top... olive knit?
Jalie 2682... sleevless for now in white knit


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Re: Bookish's Camping Clothes
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2018, 09:31:53 PM »

So the camping has been accomplished... without any sewing.  Howsomever, we are off to Oaxaca later in the month. (Mr. Bookish wanted to experience the rainy season although after the monsoons we had this summer, this seems a bit much).

It will be warm there... highs in the 80's and coolish nights.  And I need to pack light.  Definitely need new tops and have decided culottes are my friends for this.  I have two that I've worn this summer and they'll come with me.  Butterick 6178, view D.

I knew I wanted to make another Simplicity 4020 (the sleeveless version) but couldn't find the fabric I had in mind.  Went stash diving and hey presto... from darkest whenever, there was just what I wanted.  ;D  A thin gray knit with a print of leaves of soft reds and greens.  Yay!
I'll make the Style Arc Roxy shirt in a light gray voile for jacket/cover-up.  My TNT for this.

Now off to sort through the pants...

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Re: Bookish's Camping Clothes
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2018, 09:51:17 PM »
Bookish, I checked out your patterns, and as a culottes lover, I very much liked your view D of the Butterick 6178.  Curious, have you ever made view A?  Maybe not a great style for camping, though, could be fun for quick trips or errrand running.

Love the mix and match possibilities of the culottes with the Roxy and Simplicity 4020 top.  The sleeveless view looks great!

Edited to correct typos, though "fullottes" could be an interesting sew.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2018, 03:37:50 AM by CCL »

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Re: Bookish's Camping Clothes
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2018, 11:09:17 PM »

No I haven't made the other views of 6178 since the front pleats style doesn't do my shape any favors but it looks very graceful.  I do like B6179  view D for a fuller culotte... and mean to try view A with its bias center bits sometime.

I was inspired to make culottes for our Mexico trips after seeing a splendidly elegant lady wearing them when we were there.  Just right for the heat and the walkabouts.

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Re: Bookish's Camping Clothes
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2018, 10:14:51 PM »

Update... or Distractions 'R' Me...

It's been hot and humid (an understatement if you ask me), so I wandered off to make some much needed tops.  The aforementioned S4020 (alas OOP) and a Kwik Sew oldie (also OOP) from a um, something from deep stash.  Nasty to sew but a pretty print with vines and leaves of suitable colors.  Almost a net... wonder where I got it.  But cool and will work with a jacket or sweater later.

The old KS pattern is very similar to the SW Eureka top but with a very clever binding.  Front and back pieces sewn on before anything else, then join at the shoulder.  Worked for me.  I see this in my future  ;D

Then on to the Roxy as the Mexico trip is nearing.  Lovely grey voile... ravels if you look at it funny.    I must have looked at it funny... I haven't had much luck with collars with stands.  There are all number of directions out there, but I found one that works for me... foursquarewalls.blogspot.com/sewing collar different order.  Not perfect, but much better than before.

Also found pants in the 'adjustments needed' pile.  Wonder what I was thinking... or what shape I was then.  They seem good to go now.  Whee.

80'sF in the morning/afternoon, thunder showers/ mid 50's at night in Oaxaca.  I think we'll survive!  And this trip we won't be leaving or coming back in raw winter temps.  Makes it much easier!