For the top, I actually revamped a top I had previously made. Confession time: after making the top and blogging about it, I never wore it. Not even once. I honestly never felt that comfortable in it although I absolutely adored the fabric!
To turn the top into something I would love and wear, I got out the trusty seam ripper and removed the entire top portion above the pleats. I used a peasant top pattern to create a new bodice and sewed it to the existing bottom portion and was instantly so much happier with the top! I used some white eyelet for the bodice and lined everything but the sleeves. I think it has a romantic and slightly vintage vibe, but still looks fresh and perfect for summer.
I made a simple pair of capris from some white linen and only wish I had added pockets. I still might add some back pockets, although the tunic length covers most of the top of the pants. I definitely foresee wearing these capris with many other tops, though!
I truly love this outfit, which is really the essence of someone's signature style. If you don't love it and you wouldn't reach for it in the closet, is it really your style? It may not be sweats and a t-shirt but it's an outfit that I can feel confident and happy in, even chasing the twin terrors around :)
My best attempt at being a model...don't judge, people. I think I'll stick to sewing!
Thanks for all the kind comments about my outfits during this sew-along! If you love this one as much as I do, I would appreciate it if you would head over to Project Sewn and VOTE for me! I'm #20! Have a great weekend!
Big thanks to my awesome BFF Shannon Miller for coming over to take these pictures for me, even though I waited until the 11th hour! :)