Summer Uniform: Amber + Onyx

Although my handmade summer wardrobe already contains many handmade items at this point, that doesn’t mean I should stop making, right? And one thing I definitely don’t have enough of, is summer trousers. So I made myself a new pair, and I’ve already been living in them these past weeks. I also modified my cropped Onyx Top, by just adding panels at the hem. I haven’t been wearing crop tops a whole lot, and I just hate to see this bright pink linen go to waste. I used the pattern pieces I still had from my colour-blocked Onyx Top, so it was a simple modification. You can find the tutorial for that here.

Amber + Onyx - Paprika Patterns
Amber + Onyx - Paprika Patterns
Amber + Onyx - Paprika Patterns
Amber + Onyx - Paprika Patterns

I also thought it would be fun to try something new with the trousers: fabric covered elastic cuffs. And for your convenience, I also wrote a tutorial about that! It’s easy to add to any pair of similar trousers. I really like how it gives them a different look. And since we have kind of a wild garden, they don’t get snagged in brambles as much. I used a heavy stretch rayon for this pair, which is not the recommended fabric by the way. But I don’t follow instructions, not even my own! I sized down one size to make it work (this depends on the amount of stretch and didn’t make any other modifications.

Amber + Onyx - Paprika Patterns

I do think I’ll make some more Onyx Tops this summer, I just love those shoulders and the relaxed fit. A wide-legged pair of Ambers is in my near future too, I just need to find the perfect fabric! I’m going to Paris for a few days next week, so I’m sure I’ll find something there. What’s your go-to summer uniform?

2 Comments

  1. Gabriëlle

    : Reply to Gabriëlle

    At the moment my summertime uniform seems to be shorts, linen jersey vests and sleeveless shirts. Mainly in red white and blue (might have something to do with being Dutch 😉) although there is some yellow in there too. I find them cool and easy to wear.

    • Lisa Kievits

      :

      That sounds very comfortable! Linen jersey is great for summer.

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