"Personal Style Starts with the confidence to wear what you love, despite what others say or think."
I'm often asked about my personal style and what inspires me to make what I share here on the blog. Well I'll tell you I don't have or ascribe to one specific style statement, I simply love fashion. I wear what I want, what makes me feel good and what compliments my body. I'm a firm believer that style is merely an extension of one's self, a form of self-expression so to speak. It's empowering in a way to throw caution to the wind and simply wear what you want without having to explain yourself or make excuses for your choices.
We live in a society that seems to be obsessed with materialism and image, often times making it difficult for most women to feel comfortable being their true selves. With that being said if there's anything I want others to take away from my blog it's learning to be comfortable in your own skin and never feeling you have to apologize for your own personal style. My parents always told me that everything I needed to be great, beautiful, whole and complete was already in me. To this day I treasure this sentiment from my parents and it is my sincere hope that you recognize this for yourselves.
So if what I do here inspires you in any way then I'm happy because I've accomplished what I set out to do by helping you to tap into that precious gold that resides within you! I hope you enjoy what I have to share with you today and in the spirit of keeping this post short and sweet I will leave you with this "self confidence is the best outfit rock it and own it."
The top and pants are both pieces of my own personal pattern collection. For those that do not draft or drape patterns you can still recreate this look with a few simple steps!
For the Top: Choose any off the shoulder pattern for woven fabrics. Follow the Slash & Spread method on my DIY page to add fullness and gathers to the top pattern itself. Once you complete this process sew the pattern together according the instruction of the original pattern. I would also suggest adding an under shirt lining with elastic around the bottom to prevent exposing yourself should you be hit by a gust of wind. LOLL
For the bottoms: You can use any jogger pants pattern you like to recreate your own version of these pants. Take the front pant piece and draw a line down the center. After drawing the line cut the pattern from top to bottom separating it into two pieces. Place the pattern pieces on a separate sheet of paper and add seam allowance to the center front line of both pieces. Sew the two pieces back together leaving it open in the center as much as you like (as seen in my pictures below) and finish sewing pants according to pattern instructions. That's IT! There's nothing left to do but accessorize accordingly!