herringbone winter shorts

herringbone winter shorts
The flip side of San Francisco’s non-existent summer is a very mild winter, making this outfit possible in January. Paired up with some tights or knee socks, these shorts are great for cool weather, and pass the bike riding test with ease.

herringbone winter shorts

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Fall Sureau dress

Sureau Dress

I love this dress. The fit is perfect for everyday wear, riding bikes, hanging with chickies in the backyard, whatevs. 🙂

Sureau Dress

This wonderful pattern from Deer and Doe in France was designed for a C cup and normal shoulder width so I had lot of fitting work to do here. I made three bodice muslins and ended up taking in a big wedge out of the neckline, raising the neckline, modifying the front darts considerably, and letting out the side seams a bit. These muslins are a bit wrinkled after being stuffed in a drawer but you get the idea.

First muslin cut from the smallest size (34) with sad deflated boobie area:
Sureau dress muslin #1

Here’s the final muslin with a sleeve, slimmed a bit for my twig arms, also known around here as “ma noodles”. I had to take a bit more fabric out from the neckline on the actual dress:
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