A while back my lovely friend Hélène sent Suzy and I some glorious yellow gauze with the idea that the three of us would sew something together in the summer. The problem became – whose summer?! We decided to make a Sewing sans frontieres challenge where we would just ask people to sew anything yellow with us, and we would all sew something different with our fabric, and a few people joined us, which is so great, and what a joyous time we’ve all had with our yellow garments.
I chose the La Maison Victor Morris shirt for my make, as I love the first one and have worn it a lot.
I made the sleeves full length on this one, so I can stretch its wear into autumn. I found that the fabric stretched out a tiny bit so put snaps on the front band instead of buttonholes.
I should have excluded the pocket as it’s frankly annoying, flipping up all the time. The pocket sits underneath the front yoke and it can be seen if you have a close look. I am considering sewing it down.
I love the length of this shirt, which is, of course, designed for a man. I’m not sure what it says about me, but the fit on this shirt is perfect!
I wore it to walk Heidi, the granddog and spied this flying fox in the children’s playground. Well, I had to have a go and Mark recorded the event, so we have some action shots! I look like I’m hanging on for dear life but am only a few centimetres above the ground, so I was in no danger!
I also had to contend with the fact that Mark stood right in front of me and I thought I was going to skittle him. He’s pretty nimble though and hopped out of the way in time to record my “landing”!
As I mentioned, we’ve had a few people join us and everyone sewed something different. If I didn’t catch you in this collage, please let me know and I shall update my post.
From left to right, Hélène, in this gorgeous shirt and I think those are her 1940s ski pants. Suzy is giving us a bit of an action shot of the back of her Envol blouse. Julie made a little girl’s dress that she’s dubbed the “lemon meringue pie” dress. I totally concur! Raquel made this gorgeous yellow lace and jersey confection, and it is just stunning. Viola Isabelle made a yellow Ogden cami and along the way educated us all on the important matter of women’s heart health. I learned so much and doesn’t she look gorgeous in the snow? Suzy rounded us out with a front view of her beautiful Envol shirt. Yes, I have all the heart eyes for it and for all the makes.
This was such a fun activity and everyone now has a beautiful yellow creation to show off. Thank you dear Hélène for kicking this off with the wonderful gift of the gauze, and I have worn my top a few times already so I know it will be in regular rotation.