More is more is more. Long gone are the days when shying away from "doing the most" was in fashion. Life is too short to not be adding some exuberance to your life. To quote the queen of exuberant dressing, Iris Apfel, "Life is gray and dull, you might as well have a little fun when you dress.” So, I'm having some fun by adding this top that is shiny, metallic, pleated and has plenty of volume to give what could've been an otherwise boring outfit some opulence.
My top is an oldie. It's Vogue 8581, which is out-of-print. I wanted a simple pattern that would quite literally allow my fabric to shine. My fabric is Casa Embellish Pleated High Shine Fabric from Joann. It's super lightweight and a fabric that I could wear all year long. And the drape is amazing.
The pleats run selvage to selvage, so I cut the pattern on the cross grain.
My pants are the True Bias Lander Pants.
My fabric is plain, 100% cotton white twill. I think it's this one, but I'm not sure. I grabbed one that looked medium weight and opaque.