Very rarely do I sew something with the intent of wearing it the same day. When I woke yesterday morning, my day was pretty routine... I got up, went to gym, came back home and sat outside with my morning coffee and scrolled Instagram, while the news played in the background. I saw one of the local accounts that I follow was a sponsor for the Art on the Rocks at the Birmingham Museum of Art and they were giving away tickets for last night. As soon as I entered the drawing, I immediately thought, "If I win, what will I wear?" And lo and behold, about 30 minutes later, I actually won! Thanks Bromberg's!
I typically attend at least one of the Fridays each year, but I definitely hadn't planned on attending last night. So, I was a little caught off guard. Sure, I have plenty of options in my closet that I can pull from, but me being the me that I am -- I wanted something new!
I'd already been contemplating this outfit, because I had the exact amount of fabric it would take - 6 yards! And it seemed simple enough that I could cut it out and sew it up in a few hours. My fabric is from my bundle that I bought from Fine Fabrics that I showed in my latest haul video. I'd bought with the intention of making something else, but I decided it worked better for this look.
Normally, I cut a size 14... it's my go to Big 4 size. And I sometimes go with a 16 for bottoms. So, I thought it was best if I bought the pattern envelope with the size large because I can always take in. The top is pretty big. I could have actually made the medium.
And I probably could've made the medium in the skirt too. The one good thing is everything was the right length. Aesthetically, I love a floor grazing maxi.
But for the sake of my own clumsiness, ankle grazing works best for me. I've been known to step on the hem and fall walking up steps. I am not the most graceful gal!
I found the most perfect grosgrain ribbon that matched my fabric. So I narrowed the waistband on the skirt and used the ribbon as the ties. It was a perfect transition!
And the skirt has pockets.
And who doesn't love pockets?!
I love that these two pieces together look like a maxi dress, but they can easily be separated. I love how quick this went together and how comfortable and cool it was for an evening out!
Love it! You look so sophisticated and gorgeous in your "spontaneous" outfit! Inspiring!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much!Delete
It is such a pretty outfit.ReplyDelete
Thank you Kay!Delete
One day? After you'd gone to the gym? Really amazing. It's a great look for a Friday night out at the museum.ReplyDelete
Thank you Nancy!Delete
Thank you Nylse!Delete
Thank you Michele!Delete
Badass in every way.ReplyDelete
You look amazing in your outfit. I bought the pattern with intentions to make for my trip to Greece this summer. I am a true novice at sewing. The pattern being a VERY EASY VOGUE doesn't seen too complicated the fabric I am using is seersucker. Your posting inspired me to give it a try. I know it it will take me more than a few hours to finish it, more like a several days because I don't want it to look thrown together. If you have any pointers you can give me please do. Thank you again for your inspiration.ReplyDelete