Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Sewing for the Summer Wardrobe

It was time for me to replenish the summer wardrobe, so digging deep into the fabric cupboard and also making some trips to the fabric market and Arab street meant I had suitable fabric to put into clothes. Living in the tropics means I hunt out fabric from natural fibres.

Both of these fabrics are linen. The top is made from an embroidered linen from V.K. Abdulsamad & Co. in Arab St. Click here for the shop. The printed skirt fabric was purchased in Peoples Park on Newmarket Rd. Click here to see more detail of the fabric market in Chinatown.

I purchased toggles from Brighton accessories (#02-1158) in Peoples Park fabric market and used these for the closure of the top.

The cotton voile border print was purchased in Peoples Park fabric market from T&S (#02-1104). The top is lined with a white cotton voile.

After making a quilt from Japanese Indigo cotton I wanted to try it in a piece of clothing. I decided to make a top from the fabric, which is very comfortable to wear in the heat. The fabric was purchased at Malin in Peoples Park Fabric Market.

The pearl shell buttons are from Brighton accessories.

The shirt dress is made from chambray denim from Peoples Park Fabric Market. The belt was purchased at MBK shopping centre in Bangkok.

The top is made from a fine cotton that was purchased in Peoples Park Fabric Market.

The cowl neck top is made from a cotton sateen fabric which was purchased in Arab St at V.K. Abdulsamad & Co.

Have a great week


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  1. My goodness, you are on a roll. Love all your new clothes and the first one is perfect for when you need something more formal.

  2. Great clothes - almost... Makes me drop the patchwork and make clothes again

  3. Aaah Arab Street! How I miss it!

  4. A great summer wardrobe! I especially love the blue & white paisley top.

  5. Wow Heather! Your new summer wardrobe is gorgeous. The black linen top is striking. It looks like you need to be taken out to a nice restaurant and celebrate sewing.

  6. Nice job! Finely crafted. And it all looks like you!