Project Sewn. I'm still figuring out exactly what my signature style is. It's been evolving since I started Dressing Your Truth (not an affiliate link, but I get a reward) six weeks ago. What I do know and have always known is that I like to dress my own version of comfy casual. My definition of comfy is great fit, distinctive/bold, and classy. I also need to be able to chase my children. I'm not a fan of plain t-shirts (on me), even for every day. I like to feel put-together, but not overdressed for a stop at Walmart. I'm going to keep the rest of this short and sweet because there's looooooots of stuff to say after making an entire outfit and I'll probably do a full post about each piece.
I've had the pattern and fabric for the coat for over a year. Houndstooth is one of my favorite patterns. The wool is fairly thin so it also works well for days that aren't the dead of winter. It was originally to be a weight loss reward last winter, but that didn't work out. Then I was a little disappointed that I couldn't make it for this winter because I was going to be too pregnant. That didn't work out either and I decided I deserved to have the coat regardless of weight loss. I totally love the collar. That top flap usually lies in a straight line but you know how it is when you try to take pictures...
The pattern is Butterick 5685. Not so bad as patterns go, but there are a couple of changes I would make. I'll go over that in another post. I chose red for the lining because...well, why wouldn't I? I stuck to the pattern pretty closely
The level of excitement I felt when I found the right color of orange fabric was almost indecent. Until Dressing Your Truth I never would have worn orange. I thought I couldn't pull it off. Look at me now, pulling it off and being fabulous about it. :) The pattern is McCall's 6513. I had to raise the shoulders, reset the sleeves and play around with the crossover bits on the front to achieve the right fit. I changed the sleeve length simply because I like them better as 3/4 sleeves.Yay jeans! I have a weirdo lower body. I've come to grips with it. Really, once you have pants that fit properly it's easy to appreciate what you're born with. The jeans pattern is McCall's 6610. I did some heavy altering thanks to the Sewing Designer Jeans class on Craftsy. By "heavy altering" I mean I shortened the rise, changed the waistband from straight to modified contour, slimmed the leg, made a front crotch adjustment, and changed the shape of the front pocket. Easy cheesy, right? Suuuure...
|There's my bum in well-fitting jeans|
|There's a close up of my bum in well-fitting jeans|