I am really happy to finally be able to share these two items with you. I actually finished them in March and they had their first outing to a community theatre production of Cabaret, where they proved very comfortable. First off, my inspiration for the tunic came from a great lounging outfit worn by Linda Porter (Ashley Judd) in DeLovely:
While I love the cut of the tunic, the pinstripe fabric isn't really my style. However, I did have enough of Meg's fabulous floral fabric left over for a bright and rosey tunic - much more my speed!
Here I am attempting to look all cool and sophisticated, a la Linda. I used my favourite Sorbetto for the tunic, drafting it into a longer length and cutting it on the bias.
For the trousers, I used my TNT Butterick 4452 and a marvellous drapey linen from my stash. The trousers have comfortable wide legs, just like Larita's.
I feel I captured the spirit of both pieces and interpreted them in a way that works for my modern needs.