I am super excited about Project Sewn! I think we mamas get so wrapped up in sewing for our kids that we forget that we can make beautiful clothing for ourselves as well! This will be such a great motivator. The theme for week one is black & white and here is my outfit!
I am really happy with how this look turned out! It will definitely be a great addition to my wardrobe. I started with the idea for a white circle skirt trimmed in black bias tape. My original plan was to make a play on the "circle" skirt by appliqueing little black circles in a floating bubbles type pattern. Once I cut the circles and started laying them out on the skirt, it just wasn't coming together the way I envisioned it. After about 15 minutes of arranging and rearranging circles, my hubby walked into the room to this giant skirt laid out on the floor. I explained my dilemma and he said "why don't you do a bunch of crazy zig zags across the bottom?" Umm, genius. I immediately switched gears and this chevron border was born!
I didn't make it quite as crazy as my husband's original suggestion, but I think it worked out perfectly! The skirt is fitted with an invisible zipper and the waistband is top-stitched in black. I'm a firm believer in going all out if you have a theme! I also made a super quick slip by hacking up a white sheet because the skirt fabric was a bit see-through.
For the top, I basically laid a dolman sleeve top I already own on top of my black fabric and started cutting. I pulled the "pattern shirt" away from the fold as I cut to create the neckline drape and then just stitched the whole thing together. I didn't want any bulky hems so I set my serger to a rolled hem and ran the whole thing through, being careful not to stretch or pull the fabric so I didn't get a lettuce hem! I am really pleased with how it turned out!
I had my hubby take a few "serious" pictures...and then I started twirling like a 5 year old.
Yeah, it doesn't lose it's charm, even when you're 33. I hope you enjoy my take on black & white and don't forget to vote starting on Friday!