I am so excited to share my first look from this season’s Project Sewn! If you love it and could click on over to Project Sewn HERE and vote for my look I would be ever so grateful! The prompt was leading ladies you can read more about why I picked Jo from Funny Face over on Project Sewn.
Here I wanted to share all the fun pictures we took. You are only allowed three on PS and heaven knows there is no way I am only taking three pictures ha!
I have been wanting to try the Caroline dress by Welcome to the Mouse House forever. It looked like exactly what I wanted in a LBD, fitted, flared and with lots of sleeve options. I didn’t make a muslin first like it suggests and I REALLY should have. I just sort of guestimated on my size and ended up making a really ill fitting bodice. When I went back and actually DID a muslin one and measured myself better etc. it fit like a glove! Lesson learned, don’t skip steps ha!
I used a cotton satin that I adore. It is light with out being see through and just heavy enough to drape beautifully. I have a really short torso so I do not look very good in higher waist dresses so I dropped the waist a good three inches. I wanted lots of swing to the skirt so I created a circle skirt pattern for myself and it ended up lining up perfectly with the bodice. Don’t you LOVE when things actually work out? The trench is made from beige gaberdine and is actually not lined. I wanted a lighter trench that I could wear from Spring to summer. I did want it to have some interest though so I used the black piping along most of the edges. I was thinking about making a more professional looking belt ie. with a buckle but this was right at the end and I just really wanted to see the finished product ha!
The pants are made from a polyester/spandex crazy stretchy comfy material. But boy is it hot! I was going more for a “jeggings look” since Audrey’s pants were simple and sleek in the movie. I decided not to add pockets to avoid bulk. They are so so comfy but I can’t tell you how many times a day I go to stick something in my pocket only to find no pocket ha!
We had a really small window of time to do the pictures for this look since we were in between big trips and LOTS of visitors so I knew I would have Chloe with me and in all likelihood she would want to be in the pictures, so I whipped her up this little collard black dress from the scraps from my dress and little white cotton. We were stopped by I don’t know how many lovely French people telling me how cute she was. Apparently SHE looks way more legit then me ha!
These week was so fun but also A LOT of work. I was absolutely determined to only make things that I will wear repeatedly though this time around. I feel like way way way to often I am contributing or competing and I make things that I know will be received well but I also have no intention of ever wearing again. No more folks! All of these looks will be things I LOVE and want to wear over and over. If you have a moment and can hop over to Project Sewn and see the other looks and vote I would be so grateful! The ladies have done such a fabulous job! Click HERE to make the jump. Thank you so much!