Roscoe Blouse & Lander Pants
If you follow me @jenlegg4 you will see I love floral prints and I find a lot of inspiration through nature. These natural finds provide me with a colour palette that I use in my sewing to create unique combinations as I want to be different. This fabric selection was chosen from a beautiful orchid. Pink and Red clash.
I chose William Morris inspired floral cherry blossom cotton lawn and a 100% Cotton Drill in an amazing red.
The patterns I used I had bought years ago and although I’ve still admired other sewists’ makes, I’d never got round to making them up. Both patterns are from an indie company True Bias. The top is the Roscoe blouse/dress. And the trousers, a Lander Pant. I tend to use small independent companies as I always find the instructions make more sense and a lot of the companies have sew alongside on their blogs so you can visually follow. The fly instructions on the Lander Pant was fantastic and after making a few pairs of jeans I managed to wing this. This was the first time the penny dropped!
Both patterns compliment and are easy to wear together as well as separately. Something I’ve been looking at before I start a new project. I had been sewing lots the last 2 years and sometimes I looked in my wardrobe thinking I had nothing to wear! Crazy right?
What I noticed about the cotton lawn is the right way for the printed flowers is across the width so I had to cut across the grain. I recently had to do this on another make which didn’t work due to the pattern choice it was a wrap and the bias went against it. I knew that this pattern would work so I went for it and it did… I added a decorative top stitch to my blouse.
The Lander pant instructions are fantastic. I have had experience previously with jeans but I had a lightbulb moment with the fly due to them. The only major change I made was adding a curved waistband. I know this works for my hollow back so I stick with this method.
Thank you The Fabric Guys – looking forward to the next blog my fabric is ready to go!