You know when you see an outfit and think I HAVE to recreate this? Well, that was my thought when I pinned this outfit. After, Mood Fabrics contacted me to be part of the Mood Sewing Network, I knew this was the outfit I wanted to make for my debut outfit.
I have had red skinny jeans in my wardrobe for a year now but knew a wide leg trouser style would be a perfect addition. I perfected the fit on Burda 7447 pants and widened the legs from the knee down for more of a wide leg look. This Burda pattern has all the elements of a great trouser, welt pockets, front pockets, wide waistband and belt loops, it seemed like a natural choice for my red pants.
Lipstick Red Italian Cotton Suiting for the trousers. This fabric is the perfect weight and drape for the pants.
One fact that helped me with the welt pockets, was to baste the stitching lines of the welt pocket on both back pieces. This helps to keep your stitching consistent on each back piece and your welt pockets look the same!
For the peplum top the natural choice was Vogue 8815, a very popular pattern in the blogosphere for the very trendy peplum top. I did add 1" to the bodice of the top, it looked very short on the pattern envelope. For the peplum top, I selected a ponte knit. Mood had the perfect shade in the Dark Navy Ponte to complete my inspiration picture. I did want to add a little something extra to the back of the peplum top and an exposed zipper seemed to be the perfect addition.
Here is a close-up of the exposed zipper
For a great video on exposed zippers check out Gertie's clip from It's Sew Easy
You know when you have on an outfit and it just makes you feel great? Well, this outfit does that for me, in my mind I stand a little straighter, have a confidence in my stride and a smile on my face. It is that perfect combination of the right fabric and pattern to achieve "the look". My garments turned out just like the picture I found on the internet and the picture I had in my head, gotta love that. These pieces look amazing together but will work independently as well. Oh, happy days!
I think my outfit looks great here on the farm:
Yes, I am one excited first-time "nana"!
Check out my first post at Mood Sewing Network