Today is continuing rainy drab weather and a little chilly, so I'm wearing a pure comfort ensemble:
This is a TNT for me, from Folkwear's Japanese Field Clothing. I've made it many times but this is the best one. It is made from medium-weight denim that has softened with each wash. I added lots of hand-work to it, particularly sashiko. I've also made the pants in the pattern, a clever pattern if you have interest in no-waste sewing. All the garments in this pattern are made from rectangles, including the pants.
|The covers of Folkwear patterns are small works of art.|
You cannot really see it but it is a modified version of Zen from the Sewing Workshop's Now and Zen pattern. The fabric is a yummy cotton shirting from Gail K in Atlanta. I omitted the collar, shortened the sleeves to 3/4 length and added a hip-level pocket.
Well, talk about pure comfort! These are the Hudson pants from the Sewing Workshop. These too are made from a medium weight cotton denim. The highlight of the pants is the darts at the hem that I emphasized with jeans-like top-stitching. It's great to have a pair of not-really-jeans jeans for lounging.
And in my sewing space, a little sashiko always improves my mood: