Sunday, June 14, 2009

White Capris

It's summer so naturally I wanted a pair of white Capri's. After reading several blog post on the horrors of pockets that show through white pants I incorporated their tips on avoiding this fashion no-no into this pair and as you can see you can't tell there's a pocket.

I used sportswear twill from Hancock and lined them with the same fabric but I used broadcloth for the pocket and underlined them with that wonderful nude knit tricot I purchased in Texas. I used a french seam as mentioned on Trena's blog to prevent the serged seam from showing through. To tell the truth I never thought too much about pockets showing through white pants, not like they're underwear, they're just pockets but I'm glad I took the time with these Capri's.

This is Simplicity 3773, the fabric is pique again from Hancocks, it's the same type of fabric as the watermelon top I made for Tiana, who I'm sad to say didn't come to the game on Saturday so I wasn't able to give it to her, hopefully she will be there for Tuesday's practice.

This was very easy, I highly recommend it for a quick summer top.

That's it for me, all in all it was a great sewing weeekend. I wore the Vogue top to church this morning. I haven't baked anything in a couple of weeks and I think I'm getting grumpy, I need some chocolate cake, maybe next weekend.

I hope everyone had a great weekend as always they go by way to fast but just think only 5 works days and then we get another one.


Carol said...

I love that top! I think you're brave making white pants. I just have to think about wearing white and I spill something. You did a fantastic job with the pockets - you can't see them at all.

Jada said...

Cute top and capris! I have never thought of my pockets showing in white pants also. Thanks for the the tip on how to fix that.

Julia said...

Great ideas for the pockets not showing through. I love that top and wish that sleeveless still looked good on me!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

That top is gorgeous and the white pants with pockets that don't show...what more could you ask for.

Faye Lewis said...

Way cool for summer! You ARE a sewing machine.

Sheila said...

That is a great summer ensemble.