It’s getting serious over here. A few months ago I started a crusade to update my wardrobe and make it a little more classy since baggy jeans/cutoffs, t-shirts, and flip flops were pretty much all I wore.
I went through and thought about things that made me default to a t-shirt and the decided to create pieces that fit my lifestyle AND how I would ideally dress. I started with this cute top and cardigan, then kept on working on coming up with patterns that would fit the bill. And you’ll remember my most recent Ravenna Top. Then Lauren from Baste + Gather put together this tour of momiform MAKEovers, and it was exactly what I was doing so I had to join in.
Over the last month I’ve taken sewing for myself seriously and I’ve added several more pieces that really have made a difference. And while I’m sharing them all together today, there’s way too much to talk about in one post, so I’ll be giving more detail on these patterns in the coming days (affiliate links included).
Let’s start off with the Everyday Elegance Top from Patterns for Pirates. It’s loose, flowy, and cute belted. I tried it with both the Colette Juniper pants (which I altered a TON so they don’t look like the pattern anymore) and with a pair of fitted jeans I already had for two different looks. I made it from a navy scaly silky print from Jo-Ann Fabric. The shorts were made from a kelly green essex linen from Michael Levine.
The jeans are transformed when I pair them with the top, cardigan, and fun colorful shoes.
Next is the Natalie Top from Liola Designs (provided by Go To Patterns). This one is also looser, which is good when you need to be able to move freely with kids. I made the Natalie in a dreamy Nest Berries cotton voile and it’s been perfect for warm days and will also layer really well. I made some alterations, but I’ll share those in another post.
Then I made the Jacole Skinny Pants. Confession–these are the first skinny pants I’ve ever made or worn and I really only made them to wear with boots. But I kinda like them with heels. They were super fast to make too, so I’ll be sharing another version soon.
(Never you mind my facial expression–my elderly neighbor decided to take a seat across the street and watch me take photos, and I was clearly watching him watching me.)
I also found this McCalls 7199 pattern for a cowl neck asymmetrical jacket that I just had to have. I made it from this Charcoal Ponte de Roma, and it’s so snuggly to wear and I love the details all throughout the jacket. I pull it on all the time in the mornings when its still chilly and can’t wait to wear it all day. I already have another one of these planned–its perfect for my lifestyle.
So what do you think? That was a lot of sewing for one post, but I love that each morning when I get dressed I look a little more put together which makes me feel better.
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