The top was sewn from Thai cotton double gauze, bought from Notionally Better on Etsy. Gaye has such lovely Thai fabrics, and every time I wear something I’ve made from them I have the added bonus of remembering our wonderful trip to Thailand last year. The double gauze has two distinct sides, so is the perfect fabric for a pattern like this that lends itself to some colour blocking.
I sewed this in size 12, no alterations. The double gauze lent itself beautifully to the design, without any stretching out along the diagonal seams. The seams and the facings were topstitched in place on the machine, but most construction was on the overlocker.
The pants fabric is linen/viscose from Darn Cheap Fabrics, the same fabric I used in the pants I blogged yesterday but a different colour. There were a few other colours available but I can’t remember what! Possibly navy, a light neutral, maybe even black? I’ll have another look next time I am at Darn Cheap, because this fabric is great to sew and to wear.
I sewed size 10, with a tuck at knee height to shorten, and this time have rolled the cuffs up to change the look a little bit. I rather like the in seam side pockets as well. I often leave pockets out of pants, especially if they are not actually a design feature, but sometimes they come in handy.
More information on the Ethel top and pants is in my previous blog post.