Tropical Mix!

If you can’t stick a hibiscus in your hair and run to the tropics you can certainly dress the part!  I think Dorcas, Brand Ambassador for Sew Much Fabric, nailed this tropical chic look.  Thanks Dorcas!!

I loved my last paper bag waist pants so much I knew I had to make another pair when I saw this wonderful tropical print (Sold Out) from Sew Much Fabric. Rayon poplin has the perfect weight and drape for pants with pleats, a full skirt or swishy dress. It’s an amazing fabric that launders like a dream and barely needs the touch of an iron. These pants are from the custom trouser pattern drafted for me by Andrea of Sew To Fit.

I’ve topped off this summer duo with McCall’s 7775 dress pattern which I shortened to be a top

and I used the Kiwi Linen from SMF. This pattern is not for the faint of heart. As simple as it appears I found it to require some fairly major surgery to alleviate gaping around the under arm area. I estimate I removed a good 3″ from each side in order for it to fit properly.

However, in the end, all of my dislike of fiddling with this pattern was made up by being able to look at this luscious green linen. I cinched the pant waist with a brown grosgrain ribbon belt that ties the two pieces together. The kiwi linen was the perfect topping for the island-y pants and I love the whole look!


  1. KS_Sews
    June 29, 2018 / 6:40 pm

    Such a pretty green linen and just an all-around chic look!

  2. Jodi O
    June 29, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    Great look! And you got the perfect fit for that top. So very flattering on you!

  3. Roz
    June 29, 2018 / 9:29 pm

    Thanks KS_Sews and Jodi O!!

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