This week’s challenge on Project Sewn is to choose a graphic print and go with it. I found this great, silky, charmeuse-y stuff at Walmart of all places!
Isn’t it fun? I used this basic idea from the Sewing Rabbit – I made it an even hem instead of a high-low (still haven’t decided if I like that trend or hate it…).
I love how it gives a nice, full look without the fullness being around the waist. Two babies in three years means I try not to draw attention to my hips.
Sidebar: I was the most excited for last week’s Era Challenge. I planned a Regency era dress (think Pride&Prejudice – the 1995 miniseries = favorite movie EVER) with a empire waist, coral top, gray pre-ruffled fabric skirt. I even made it. It would have looked amazing on me five-ish years ago, but not so much now. I kinda miss you, you anorexic twenty-year-old self, you!
I used The Easy Tee pattern from It’sAlwaysAutumn for the top. I love, love, loooove this pattern! This is my fourth or fifth since I discovered it two weeks ago. I have a lot of camisoles and nice, blousy tops, but not a lot of tees. This is just perfect and I will be posting more on it later. I used a drapey blue knit and silver thread to topstitch (which I totally forgot to take a close-up of) and it makes me happy every time I look down :) Honestly, I kinda just made it to coordinate with the skirt, but now I think I might wear it all the time!
There you go! My graphic print look! Andy took the pictures again (grudgingly) although he got distracted by taking pics of our St. Bernard (including one of him peeing, which I didn’t post since I’m a classy girl…). I’m getting excited for next week – Signature Look!!