22.4.14

Birthday suit

Hello all,
I trust all is well with you and yours! So today is my birthday and I celebrated yesterday as it was a holiday. Every so often I am blessed with the long Easter weekend for my birthday and as such I get to have a bit more fun (not really). This year was a milestone so I had a little party or as we say in Trinidad and Tobago "a lime". It was fun and enjoyable and I am so grateful to God for granting me these many years of spared life and favour. 


 I really wanted to wear something colourful so I originally planed to make the shorts and wear it with a white top. I then found that maybe my shorts are too short (or legs too long) so I'd make a bustier kind of top from the leftover fabric and then I could wear them with plain trousers or a skirt. So I made the top and a green tulle skirt. I thought the skirt look too much of a statement piece for a 16th B'day celebration so I made a pair of pink linen trousers......Clearly I was confused! I then on the day wore the top and shorts. 

For the shorts I made them using McCalls shorts pattern M6756 where I made a few slight adjustments by removing some of the the fabric from the inner section of the pant leg so I won't have gaping leg openings. 

The bustier I made was self drafted and was by no means perfectly made but it served it's purpose. I looked at one I saw on Pinterest and I tried to copy where the seams were located on my version. I also lengthened mine so that it was longer. 



My fabric is so lovely! It's a cotton sateen with a little stretch with so many vibrant colours. I got it at a local fabric store and it's so pretty that I know very soon I'd see someone with something made in the same fabric. 



I put the top unto the dressform so you guys could have a better view of the construction. Many seams well in the bustier but it was quite quick to make. I also used cups in the lining and I used interfacing in the frame of it to give it sufficient body for staying power. I'd have to give it another try through to get a better fit.  




The McCalls shorts pattern is great and it's definitely my new go to trousers pattern. I actually saw one of Erica's B posts that made me purchase it and it really is a simple and effective pattern. 

I hope you guys like it! Get on your machines and give a suit a go. 

God bless xoxo




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    1. Thank you Dorothy! I can surely have fun in it.

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  2. Looks great did not know that you are so talented

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    1. Lol, thanks Affeisha..... God given talents!

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  3. The outfit looks awesome, I love the fabric. How did you find the shorts pattern? I've been thinking of buying it for awhile now.

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    1. Hi Zoe.... The pattern is great! I definitely recommend it. Its a simple pattern but it allows you to do other things with it. It makes a really neat fly. I think everyone might need a few adjustments depending on how you like your shorts to fit.... thanks for the comment!

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  4. Happy Birthday! Your outfit is gorgeous!

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  5. Happy belated birthday!! OMG! Love this outfit, it looks great on you. The strong printed is awesome and you did an excellent work on your bustier top, I am impressed with the details :) Nice fitting shorts as well.

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    1. Awww thanks Hana for the lovryfeedback..... the print really is quite pretty.

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  6. This fabric is soooo beautiful!!! Love the bustier top and shorts paired with the same fabric! You are killing this outfit! :) Happy Birthday!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you Sally! Glad you like it! I know I'll start seeing florals from you soon!

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