" I love all black clothing, I think it's timeless and beautiful"
Hello sew FAM happy Monday! Yes I'm back in full effect as I'm sure you all see by the two for one blog posts today. I'm happy to be back and sharing with my family after a short little break. I have some great things coming up on the website before the holidays that I think you're going to love so get ready for all that coming up soon. As for right now let's go ahead and jump right into to the second post for the day!
About a week ago I shared a sneak peak on social media of a white blouse I paired with a fabulous striped pink skirt which resulted in everyone emailing me inquiring about how I created it. While I didn't create the white blouse myself, I have to share that I purchased it strictly for the sleeves and I knew I would be creating my own version soon! Of course I couldn't just create a fabulous blouse and leave it at that I had to throw in a pair of cute pants to rock with it which is exactly what I did. Before getting started with my look I had to figure out what type of fabric I was going to use to make it all happen. I knew that creating this type of sleeve would call for a light-medium weight fabric that drapes beautifully so I went with a fabulous Rayon fabric I purchased from the awesome family at The Fabric Shop in La Puente California. The quality of this fabric is amazing and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it! I purchased all they had at the time and trust me if they ever come across more of this I'll make sure they have a nice little stash set aside for me.
Now that I had my fabric ready to go I had to decide whether or not I was going to drape the blouse from scratch or use a pattern I already had in my arsenal to make it happen. While I could definitely drape this blouse I opted to use a pattern from my vintage pattern stash in order to save time which I have very little of these days. If your schedule is as full as mine I would suggest going the quick and easy route by using a basic long sleeve wrap blouse pattern and altering the sleeve. For my version I used a vintage McCalls pattern 4384 view E (pictured below) and altered the sleeve pattern to get the desired effect. As for the pants I use the new McCalls Pants Pattern 7661 View A and added some elastic at the hem for a different look. Trust me this sleeve is so easy to make and I will have a tutorial up on the blog for you soon so be sure to check back for that. Until next time loves make sure you keep checking in as I have some great news to share with all of you soon!