Lovely linen

A new fabric shop opened in town, sadly nothing to get really excited about but there was this lovely linen. Quite a heavy weight linen, the colour is so lovely, a perfect background to white trim or lively patterns.
This smock top is from one of my growing collection of Japanese Craft books, the second I have made, very simple but this time I cheated and bought the ready made bias binding, boy is that easier! It looks lovely with just a white blouse and white cropped trousers but I think I will make some matching trousers (well I bought a lot of the linen just so no one else could.)


The top still needs something, I am playing with embroidery, a simple daisy design is in my head and I am struggling to translate it to thread and fabric. My embroidery skills are alarmingly limited but I think this is one of those things that needs to be kept simple and I probably need to stop procrastinating and just jump in, what will be will be.

Comments

Karen said…
Linen is a gorgeous fabric, and that looks like a classic shade you've chosen. Hope you'll show us the daisy design when you're finished.
caroline said…
The natural linen with the white trim looks stylish and casual all at the same time - beautiful. I look forward to seeing how the embroidery works out.
Linen is always fabulous, so I totally understand why you had to buy a lot of it :) This smock is very Franch and Japanese chic, really lovely. Hope you will model this for us after you've embroidered.
Ali said…
It's gorgeous. I love love love linen. So understated yet chic.
Nora said…
Oh-so-lovely!
Did you adapt a child's pattern or did it come in adult size?
Which Japanese craft books do you have? IS there one above the others tthat you would recommend as a first-time purchase?
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kim said…
So simple yet elegant. I love the linen, not thin and skimpy like most store-bought garments. It makes me wish - yet again - that I could sew.
victoria said…
Don't you just love linen? I have some pants made out of linen that just get better and softer every time I wash them...perfect for summer! (If it ever arrives...)
picperfic said…
I can't wait to see this with the daisy on it..I love lazy daisy stitch and googled it to see what was out there for inspiration. I love the natural colourway here, it looks very cute!
carol said…
That looks to be such gorgeous linen - and in such a classic color.
MRS MJW said…
WOW! That is incredibly cute! Is it for your daughter?
Lina said…
The fabric looks lovely! I love linen in the summer and the color is great. The smock looks like something I'd like to wear too :)
picperfic said…
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picperfic said…
sorry that last post went a bit wrong...this should work

I don't know if you've finished this darling little pinny yet but I came across this just now and immediately thought of you! Clicky! It's a full tutorial too!

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