MADE | Aztec Print Carolyn PJ

aztec-print-carolyn-pajamas-vivat-veritas-blog I bought this bright aztec print cotton lawn fabric back in the summer. I had something like this in mind to make, but the summer ended before making it or having a chance to go to a beach with it. So I decided to make Carolyn pajama by Closet Case Files. This was my second time with the patterns. I made the first one in silk satin. The sewing went smooth as the instructions were clear. I love the pipping details. It is fun to sew and I enjoy thinking about different possibilities for the color combinations. I made this as a Christmas gift for my sister-in-law. I’ll be making a few more as gifts before Christmas comes!
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MADE|White Button Up with Fly Front Modification

archer-button-up-with-fly-front-modification-by-vivat-veritasYou might be sick of me talking about the Archer button up by Grainline Studio but whenever a new season arrives, I find myself using this great basic pattern again and again. This is probably my seventh time sewing this pattern. If you are curious what my previous ones are like, type in “archer” in the search box on the right top corner. I’ve made it in silk de chine, chambray and chiffon to name a few. This time I decided to make it in white shirt fabric (probably mix of cotton and polyester) with fly front modification. Fly front modification is easy and it gives it a cleaner look than regular button band. I can see myself reaching for this shirt at least once a week in an upcoming cooler weather. It is perfect to layer underneath the Hudson sweater (by Brooklyn Tweed) I’m knitting.white-archer-button-up-with-fly-front-2 white-archer-button-up-with-fly-front-by-vivat-veritasI made the shirt in size 2 as usual and lengthened the back of the shirt by 5cm.

In order to change the front to fly front, I extended the center of the right front pattern piece by 10cm. When you make fly front, you do not have to use button band pattern piece. Then you fold the front like a bellow and give it a good press. I made sure that the outer fold is 1mm longer than the rest so when you wear it, it completely hides the button band. archer-button-up-fly-front-modification archer-button-up-fly-front-modification-how-to-2 archer-button-up-fly-front-modification-how-to-3 archer-button-up-fly-front-modification-how-to-4The button holds are worked on before attaching the back yoke and collar.archer-button-up-fly-front-modification-how-to-1 back-view-white-ginger-button-up simple-outfit-white-button-up-and-blue-jeanswhite-button-up-blue-jeans-black-leather-tote
Worn with $10 jeans I bought online and distressed, Michael Kors watch and botkier tote (Promo code MAINEVENT16 to receive 30% till 10/14/2016! Details here)
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New Fall Items


Just added a few new items on Vivat Veritas Shop! I’ve been experimenting a new platform, Creema. It is a handmade marketplace based in Japan. It’s similar to Etsy but the scale is much smaller so it feels like what Etsy used to be back in 2009-2011 before it became a gigantic market place. I’ve sewn up these with some leftover fabrics so all of them are one-of-a-kinds.

Tweed top and shorts set (Creema)black-and-white-plaid-top-and-shorts-set-by-vivat-veritasPlaid top and shorts setseer-sucker-top-and-shorts-setSeersucker top and shorts setwine-red-dress-with-leather-applique-by-vivat-veritasWine red corduroy dresscream-romper-by-vivat-veritasCream romper
pink-jumpsuit-by-vivat-veritasPink jumpsuit with lace insert
ivory-lace-mini-dress-by-vivat-veritasIvory lace mini wedding dress
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