Monday, August 20, 2012

Review : New Look 6130 | White & Coral.

I can't even tell you how ready I am for Fall!  My mind has been on nothing but wanting to sew "transitional" garments that I can wear now and later.  

Inspiration:
                                                     Source: Jadore-Fashion via Erica on Pinterest

It's no secret that I'm in love with all things peplum.  So I made another peplum top and I can promise you that this one will not be the last one.  I still plan to make a couple with sleeves for the Fall/Winter.  This one is New Look 6130.  
Love the neckline and my polish is Essie "Good as Gold"!

The only alteration I made was adding an inch to the waist.  I used this fabulous stretch white cotton sateen from Mood Fabrics.com.  And I added an exposed zipper to the back for that extra bit of pizzazz. 
I bought the zipper from Joanns.  It's this one and it's 24" long.
And I made another pair pants from Vogue 1143.  This time in a gorgeous bright coral lightweight stretch wool crepe from Mood Fabrics.com.  Believe me when I tell you that this fabric is beautiful.  The drape is amazing and it's light enough to wear now and I can add tights for cooler temps.

84 comments:

  1. These exposed zippers are so funny to me. I see them everywhere and I just can't do it. I think it's because I had such a hard time learning to install zippers. Every time I see one of these visible ones I see my mama ripping mine out and saying, "Zippers aren't supposed to be seen." I love those pants. Coral is one of my fave colors and you fit pants the way my mama used to. Making well fittedpants is hard. My mama had a knack or it and you do too.

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    1. Roslyn, I think I will always struggle with fitting pants. For every new pattern there's a new fit issue! Thanks!

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  2. You look so elegant. Those pants are AWESOME!!! I wish I could make a decent pair of pants. I can make just about everything else, but pants still trip me up.

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  3. what an awesome outfit. i love peplums and really wanted to make some this season, but I am pregnant. hopefully they will still be in fashion next summer once i have a waistline again.

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    1. Congrats Kelli and thanks!

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  4. I love the whole outfit but especially the top. I love the detail at the bottom and the exposed zipper. My little sister got her first sewing machine and we have been making things you can check out my blog if you want to see. We are going to be trying to make clothes soon. Your blog is a great inspiration.

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  5. Everything fits and flatters! What a great look - love the addition of the exposed zipper. I am ready for fall sewing now too, and it is HOT here.

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    1. Amanda S, it's still pretty warm here. But typically in late September or early October, it's subject to be 90 today and 45 the next! I want to be ready! Thanks!

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  6. Perfect fit, love the crisp white with the bold coral. Your peplum tops have been gorgeous, and the exposed zipper makes this one just that much better.

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  7. great outfit!
    i really love the colour aof your trousers

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  8. Love Your outfit!!!! I really like how you use color.

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  9. I just bought that Guy Laroche pant pattern becuase it looks so fabulous on you.

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  10. Oh Ms. Erica you've out done yourself on this one for sure! This entire outfit is absolutely stunning! What a gorgeous top! I love EVERYTHING about it!

    Again, I must say, I'm really loving your hair too!

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    1. Thanks create share and give.

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  12. OMG, you look so gorgeous, love your creations

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  13. Another well done CREATIION, Erica B!!!

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  14. Wow, awesome top! I've always loved peplums. This pattern went unnoticed by me and all the line drawings have the self belt obscuring the cool pleated construction at the waist. Glad you brought it to my attention.

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  15. I love the hemline and the pleat detialing on the peplum. It makes it a cut above the norm. This is a lovely outfit.

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  16. Love exposed zippers and peplums period. Just seen a zipper cuff on Pinterest uber cool.

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  17. Lovely outfit Erica!!! I love the color combo and this outfit screams classy and comfortable. This top is actually on my cutting table and I picked up fabric for it today. I also planned to use an exposed zipper! Feels like I'm channeling you!!! LOL! It's nice to see the results are gorgeous. I can't wait to finish mine!!!

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    1. Thanks Victoria! I can't wait to see yours!

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  18. Erica, you've done it again! You have surpassed the Wow! factor of the inspiration garment!

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  19. Everything about this outfit is wonderful. Those pants could not fit any more perfectly. They are so flattering and so pretty.

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  20. I'd never have taken notice of this pattern. It looks sensational in plain white and the exposed zipper is on trend.

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  21. You're looking good girl. I want to make this top but have been procrastinating because I don't want to make the changes I need. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  22. Very nice top, love how unusual it is from the normal peplums.

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    1. Thanks Sing... it was the asymmetrical pleated peplum that sold me.

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  23. Hi Erica,
    I too love peplums. When I sewed moons ago, I would always make a garment with a peplum.

    I am about to resume sewing at the end of this month and I am going to try your bodice. I love it. The only thing is I might not find an exposed zipper where I am so im gonna use an invisible zipper.

    thanks for sharing.

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  24. Love your total look. I purchased this pattern and it is already cut out. I must say I like it better after having seen you in it. Maybe I will make it after all. As has already been said, your pants are gorgeous and the color is perfect.

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  25. Wow - all the clothing you make is just amazing! I love this outfit!

    Thanks for sharing ~

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  26. You are just stunning! This out fit is so perfect and that orange is such a fantastic color. I honestly love all of the clothing you make... everything is just so classy, sophisticated, and timeless. I'm quite envious of your talents!

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  27. Gah! Those coral pants are unbelievably awesome! I love them.

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  28. I should tell you that my 8 yr old daughter saw me looking at your page once and said 'That lady is obviously a model.' You're looking fab. Those fabrics sound so perfect.

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    1. Awww... your daughter is sweet. Thanks Fiona!

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  29. Fabulous outfit, you look great.

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  30. Oh my word...... this is the cutest peplum top ever! You look gorgeous as ever :)

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  31. Bravo. You have such an eye. Love the look, love the color.

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  32. I love your designs. Every time I visit, I find something gorgeous. The whole outfit is beautiful. Many blessings! ~Cynthia

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  33. As always Erica, you look fabulous and the sewing is fantastic. You are always an inspiration to me :)

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  34. You certainly know how to put that spunk on an outfit. I love the detail on the peplum and it graces the coral well. Great look Erica!

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  35. I love, love your look! Funny enough, I wore similar look with orange wide-leg pants and white peplum weeks ago. I want your pants--such a great fit!

    Also love the exposed zips because I am also wearing one in my new post--great minds huh ;)

    xoxo
    Stella

    www.jadore-fashion.com

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  36. Thanks Stella! Your look was so inspirational that I had to make something similar!

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  37. Hi Erica,
    This outfit looks great on you. I know that you like to add exposed zippers to your garments and I was wondering...do the metal teeth feel uncomfortable while you're wearing it? I'd like to try an exposed zipper but every time I pick them up, I wonder about that. Thanks!

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  38. Thanks Adrienne. No it doesn't. It feels no different than a regular zipper.

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  39. as always, your entire ensemble is perfection, right down to the exposed zipper. how did you get it to lie so perfectly?!

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  40. Thanks! The latest issue of Threads has excellent exposed zipper instructions.

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  41. Your outfit is gorgeous! You have great style and I always look forward to your Pattern Reviews. I just want to let you know that I am passing a Versatile Blogger Award onto you. If you would like to accept it (and there is no pressure), come on over to my blog and grab it!

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    1. Thanks Lovenicky for thinking of me!

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  42. You are beautiful, creative and hot. I am inspired!

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  43. Beautiful, Erica. I just found your blog today, and I'm addicted! Thank you for sharing all your beautiful things. You have such a talent for mixing colors and coordinating accessories.

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  44. This shirt with zipper and these red pants are so IT!

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  45. So cool! I will have a try on this pattern, thank you for this inspiration. I also love your peplum skirt. Greetings from Germany, Philo

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  46. Thanks Philo Menia!

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