As NYFW approaches, I thought it would be a great time to share my picks of what's hot and on trend for the impending Spring weather. Have you started stacking your wardrobe yet? What have your made? Lets run down the list of staples that can successfully get you though the Spring!
The Perfect Jumpsuit & Rompers
I mean, this should be completely obvious by now.... I live my life in a jumpsuit!
Clover Canyon painted wrap jumpsuit: A great play on proportions, this jumpsuit has an elegant wrap element as well as a wide leg cropped cut. This look and easily be accomplished by mixing M6083 (HERE) (cropped) with added sleeves, bias tape for defined lines, as well as a belt. For a bold statement select fabrics that stand out like this (HERE), (HERE), & (HERE)
Growing up, I was not only the only girl, but one of very few females in my generation. Quite naturally, I grew up as a major tomboy. As I got older (post college), I began embracing my feminine side. Through out these years, I never really could fully embrace wearing skirt and dresses. To be honest I really don't think they fit me well or look very flattering.
My wardrobe is filled with countless jumpsuits and separates. I literally own close to 100 pairs of jeans! So for my 2015 challenge, I will attempt to create a skirt/dress garment at least once a month. Starting with this month's post!
As the winter approaches, I often have a hard time with keeping warm while trying not to suffocate. While I am originally from NY, I have done tours in both GA, and FL completely erasing my tolerance for cold weather. In November, I made a full wool jumpsuit (my favorite garment) out of a medium weight wool. I must admit, while I love the feel and look of wool, it was entirely too hot. Adding a coat to it would only work if I were walking more than 2-3 blocks in the mist of this frigid weather.
This time around, I decided to make a jumpsuit that was more suitable for winter wear without being too hot. What better way to do that than to construct one with short sleeves and with a light weight wool! I must say, this time, I hit it on the nail!
I hope you all are having a great Holiday season and are finishing off 2014 in style! I have been doing a lot of sew soul searching and along with it being cold out, I have decided to start making my own patterns in preparation for my 2015 goals! Starting with jackets, the first one below, I purchased from an online boutique. I love the jacket and decided to figure out how to make it in my own materials (original is polyester and at that time was only available in black). Four painful hours later, I was able to create a paper pattern. I opted to create this jacket first in denim purchased from Fabric Mart Fabrics before I DARED to try it in the fire red lambskin leather intended. Total time: 9 hours. You read correctly..... 9 HOURS! After the New Year, I will be working feverishly to get this pattern to you all as fast as possible. Once available, you all will be the first to know!
For my first official post with Fabric Mart Fabrics, I wanted to share with you my Denim Frenzy outfit. There is nothing more timeless than denim. With multiple styles, colors and weight, denim provides endless possibilities to your wardrobe!
As you may know, I was invited as a VIP blogger and attended the Boulevard of Chic event at the Baltimore Harbor. This is the 3rd Annual #BOC event and my 1st time attending. I must say, I was very pleased to be a part of such and amazing event and look forward to participating moving forward.