Knowing we were going to Hawaii for Christmas really inspired me to make some outfits I had put off for ages – including an Alfred Shaheen-inspired number.
A friend of mine has an original one, and I was able to copy some of the details for mine including ankle slits on the trousers and the width of the front contrast.
- Lowered bust darts
- Removed one front dart totally and moved excess to side seam and other dart
- Made a contrast panel for front
- Made cuffs for the sleeve
- Little ankle slits on the trousers
I struggled a bit with the fit around the neckline on this one for some reason (it’s not an issue with my Pake Muus) and I think I would make another muslin before trying this again.
The fabric is random cotton tiki-print I found at Lincraft years ago, with teal stretch sateen from Spotlight. I get all my colourful frogs and closures from a shop called Aiinee on Etsy – great colours, fast shipping.
Would I make this again?
Definitely, however I think I need to fiddle more with the neckline before I do it again. I already have the fabric in mind for two more.