Monday, November 25, 2013

What I'm Wearing | Serving Up Leftovers!

I still had fabric lying about from the last couple of projects.  And while I was about to fold and shelve the pieces, I decided to just use it instead.
This is the patent leather from Mood Fabrics that I used for this skirt.  I liked it so much that I decided to make a patent leather t-shirt.  I used Vogue 8840, view A
This top went together really easy.  The only alteration I made was a FBA... didn't want to have that "smushed uniboob" look!  I really love this designs welt seams.  They scream, "Let me be leather or suede!"
It's a simple pullover top with a cute little neck slit opening with a hook and eye closure.  I fused the hems for a cleaner look.

***Sidenote:  When ironing leather/faux leather, I always use a pressing cloth with no steam.
For my simple, single-seam pencil skirt (fabric cut on the fold, based on the your waist measurement with negative ease, with an elastic waist), I used the last yard of leftover red ponte knit from Mood Fabrics that I used for these pants.
I layered my top over a black long-sleeve knit top, added opaque tights and patent leather booties and my pea coat.  

35 comments:

  1. Wow, you have awesome leftovers, LOL! I love this top and your red skirt!

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  2. What a fun look! Great way to use up your leftovers!

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  3. It is very nice! What a great look.

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  4. It's like getting a free outfit! I like using up whole pieces of fabric now too, hope I can create outfits that look as good as yours.

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    1. Indeed it is Allison! Thanks!

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  5. Very nice look. You are tearing up that trend for the season.

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    1. Faye, I'm unabashedly addicted! Thanks!

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  6. Great use of leftover fabric, such a fun top!

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  7. Hi Erica, what did you use to fuse the welt seams? Did you fuse all seams or just centers? Thanks!

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    1. I didn't say anything about fusing seams. I don't know why anyone would do that. I fused the hems.

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    2. My apologies for mistype. May I ask what you used to fuse the hems? Thanks.

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    3. Just regular fusible hem tape. Like Stitch Witchery or something.

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    4. Thanks for sharing

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  8. Great outfit, Erica. You look fantastic!

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  9. You look amazing! Red and black (one of my favorite color combos) and patent leather (I just can't get enough of it). The styling is perfect!

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  10. I am in love with this look. You wear it so well. You make your sewing seem easy, and yet it looks high end. I will have to attempt a skirt like that. Looks too good not to.

    Love of Cuteness

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  11. LOVE the stash busting look! That top pattern has been in my stash for a while. I'm just waiting for the right ultra suede to come my way.

    Question; how much negative ease do you recommend for a slim ponte pencil skirt like this one?

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    1. As much as you want. I have to give myself walking ease without wiggling. And I have to be able to enter and exit a car. Thanks Grace!

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  12. You sure did work those leftovers and served them up real good.LOL. Love the outfits and styling.

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  13. Great look and great use of leftovers!

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  14. great outfit! love your top and necklace!

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  15. Lovely outfit , its match very good !

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  16. Ok, this is too amazing. Sometimes, when deciding the next project I find that I have too many choices and methods- I could sew clothes, knit a sweater. However, if I start with a fabric (or yarn) that I have, the finished product is somewhat more satisfying as is the process. That is. Y take on this outfit. That is my take on this outfit. I want one too!

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