Sunday, May 21, 2017

Miyake on My Mind

And now on my body!

~ Vogue 1544, Issey Miyake shirt pattern ~

Man, his designs always blow me away, they are so amazingly put together.  Pure genius.  Of course it takes me a few weeks to make one, since I've never sewn anything like them.  And each one is a totally different animal.


~ made from "ice blue" linen ~


~ I used some scrap white embroidered linen for the insert ~

Hey, you can see my True Love taking the pix in the window reflection!



~ awww, little sea shell buttons ~


~ I know, you're thinking it looks like a night shirt ~



~ but really, there's all these amazing details ~


Like the back center hem buttons up to the front center hem, forming a pant like structure.  Yeah.  That's how I'm wearing it for the pix.  And it hangs beautifully.



~ shoes from the ole ebay ~


I'll be heading on over to Patti and the Visibles at Not Dead Yet Style, Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like, and Cherie's Shoe and Tell when they all go live.  Come on by.

I also have to get caught up on my MeMadeMay'17 page and pinterest board.  Yikes.  I'm getting on it.

23 comments:

  1. I love all these pastels footed by the bolt of cobalt that is that insane pair of shoes. I also like clothes one can play with. You can really see from the pics here how gloriously that fabric drapes, and almost can feel it. Spot on!

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    1. Insane shoes, you say? I know, you mean it in a good way. Cuz they are so cute and comfy, as is that shirt. Me too, I like clothes I can play with, for sure.

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  2. Your version of this pattern looks great. Did you have to alter the neckline at all? I remember it being quite tight when I made it years ago. Have you ever made the other view?

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    1. Nope. The only thing I altered was adding side seam pockets. Oh, and changing fabric for the bib insert. Really, there were no pockets! No, this is the first one. And I like this view the best. I'll probably make more in different fabrics.

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  3. I'm stalking you on Pinterest now!! YAY!!

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    1. Alright, Hollie. I'll be on the look-out.

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  4. Yeah, the details are so amazing. His designs really fit your vibe. I often get reflections of my True Love too. xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Funny how that happens with True Love, eh Patti?

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  5. How did I miss that Issey pattern before? Grampa shirt with a twist! Love it.

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    1. I don't know, Louisa. The long version looks like a choir robe...

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  6. I did not know that shirt did that! Must not have looked at the tech drawing closely. And all this time I just thought it was a big ol' shirt!
    And the shoes! Ah! Oh MY. All swelligant as ever.

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    1. I know. I didn't either until I was sewing along. They don't really show a view of it, not even in the line drawings. But it is so cool how it works and you can't even see it's happening the way it drapes.

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  7. I didn't realize the shirt front and back snapped together either. Does it make walking awkward, I wonder? I love this look and the shoes are phenomenal!

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    1. Well actually it has two horizontally placed buttons at the back hem and 2 buttonholes at the front hem. No, no problem walking, sitting, it's made with plenty of room. I'm wearing it like that throughout all the photos.

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  8. Love it--and those buttons are awesome!

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    1. heehee, so sweet, aren't they? Just to keep the Grandpa-ness out of it.

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  9. Lovely, interesting, great fabric. And those shoes...wonderful!

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    1. I just luv linen, it's the best.

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    1. Thanks Cynthia. Great blog style you've got going on...for years and years and years. Thank goodness.

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  11. I really like Miyake's designs, or anything oversized with a Japanese vibe. The shoes are perfect with the outfit.

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    1. I totally agree with you, Shelley.

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  12. I LOVE this pattern!!
    You make the best clothes.
    You've inspired me to make & wear what I like over the years.
    Now that giant collection of vintage linens I've been dragging around forever is well on its way to becoming my clothes.
    So thank you. I have disassembled several of my favorite old BlueFish tops, and Flax bedskirt bloomers to make 'new' patterns for myself. Much more reliable than the TG patterns, lol.

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