Seamwork Patterns Sydney and Savannah

Sydney & Savannah
Sydney & Savannah

I signed up for Seamwork Magazine the second they opened up the subscription. I have a penchant for Colette Patterns anyway, not necessarily for their style, but more so for the quality product. The Seamwork patterns seems to fall even more into my style preferences, so yay for finally finding a sewing magazine I dig.

RBF
RBF

Please ignore my severe RBF (resting b*tch face.) I seem to have it bad, when in actuality I was fighting with the remote sensor. I’m not denying I have RBF, but it’s always when I’m pensive or trying to trouble shoot.

Anywho, this is a lovely rayon I found at Joann’s fabric store. I just had to have it, and bought it without a project in mind, as I do. Then my friend Betsy decided to throw a birthday party for herself in the secret speakeasy at Circa 33, and I had to come up with something to wear!

The overlay Sydney is perfect. I made a large, although I should have made a medium. I ended up taking in the shoulders and an inch out of the back, with a 1.5″ taken out of the back neck. It kept sliding down. Fairly easy tweaks to make, however, and I wear this all the time now.

back tweak
back tweak

The Savannah is also a bit tweaked. I omitted the lacey top, made double straps, and lengthened about 6 inches to turn it into a summer slip dress-tunic thing.

slip dress
slip dress

Sorry about the bra – it was blessed hot out, and I wasn’t about to fuss with my strapless, or actual pants….

woooo
woooo

I’m too old modest to wear anything this short anymore, but you can see the length I settled on. I used the bias trim from the Sydney to finish the bottom of the Savannah, and it ties it nicely together. I generally wear this with some skinny jeans, but at this point my face was melting off from the heat and the jeans never would have come back off.

Right now, I have a couple Osakas on the cutting table, and bought some knit for an autumn Mesa, I will lengthen as well.

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