I hope that you are doing well and that you stayed dry in case you were in the path of hurricane Flo!
I am in Charlotte (North Carolina). We got a good amount of rain, although my neighborhood was not impacted very much. My rose bushes were destroyed but we were lucky to not get any serious damage! I spent the weekend sewing with a beautiful black ITY knit and made two black tops for fall.
The 1st one is my favorite as it has this gorgeous tie back detail on the neckline!
I made the top to be long sleeves, even though I will probably pull the sleeves up to a three-quarter length most of the time. The element that takes this top from basic to stylish is definitely the scoop neck on the back and the back tie. I paired the outfit with my favorite animal print pumps.
When I sewed up the top, the neckline on the front and back were the same because the front and back are both cut from the same paper pattern. Then I ended up free handing the back neck to be a deep scoop neck. I added ties using my scrap fabric.
The top has a raglan sleeve and I created the pattern by copying a RTW top I had. I basically copied the pattern from a short sleeve tee and extended the sleeves, then changed up the neckline.
Here is the front and side:
Love the little details in the ensemble
I made another black top for fall, which is perfect for layering, but I will talk about that later in a separate blog post! That one is perfect for winter and fall, and for layering.
I am working on a gathered poofy skirt to go with top #1 next. So excited to pair the two and have a head to toe me made look! I will see you soon and let me know if you have ever copied your favorite RTW tops? The pattern making was so quick and easy. I made both patterns in under 30 minutes!
XOXO- Vatsla 🙂
The kids are back in school and I am finally getting a chance to catch up on blogging. I have a few things I made over the summer that I will be sharing with you over the next few weeks. This is one of those summer maxi dresses I made in a lightweight knit.
I made the dress without a pattern. It was made in under two hours. To cut the bodice of the dress, I used a tank top as a guideline, and to make the skirt, I simply made very small pleats on my sewing machine (freehanded) to mimic the look of gathers. The bodice is self-lined, as the fabric is thin. The skirt is not lined. Its light and airy. I wore this dress to fathers day dinner. Matter of fact, I am wearing it now with a floral scarf for a pop of color.
What I love about this dress is that it’s so easy to wear. You really don’t have to worry about styling a dress like this. It will go with whatever shoes you are wearing and whatever purse you are wearing!
I am pretty obsessed with these owl earrings lately. Since I don’t have a lot of time to spend on myself right now, these statement earrings so a long way. Connor is four months now and this dress is also nursing friendly.
Here is a back and side view:
I left the bottom hem raw for two reasons: The hem on maxi dresses always gets so worn, so I can simply trim it by 1/2 inch when that happens and continue using the dress. I also plan on attaching a ruffle on the hem for a different look when I chop some of the hem off- to add back some length, Then I would wear it with some shoes that have a slight heel. For now, I needed something that I can wear with flat shoes. The fabric does not fray, so skipping the hem worked for me.
I have already started sewing some fall pieces.. I will be sharing those with you starting next week!
Hope you all are dong well.