"Always Bring Your Own Sunshine"
It's Monday morning loves and I thought I would come on through with a little sunshine! Yes this weekend I worked on several projects all about Spring. Hey what can I say this beautiful weather we've been experiencing in California has me blooming all over the place these days. Trust me while we definitely needed the rain I was over the moon excited to see a little sunshine. Let's just hope it last....... for a little while at least! Anyhoo let's get to today's post and the sunshine I'm bringing to all of you today! So a couple of weeks ago during a pattern sale I came across this cute little vintage Simplicity pattern and thought to myself "Now that could be really CUTE with the right fabric and accessories!" While I toyed around with the idea of purchasing it at first I realized just how much potential this pattern really had and how many different ways one could actually ROCK it! Needless to say I put it in my cart along with approximately 20 other items (yes all on sale) and headed to the front to pay.
Fast forward to this past weekend while going through my fabric and trying to get things in order so I can actually work, I came across this fabulous fabric I purchased from Joanns last Spring 2016. As soon as I pulled the fabric out I immediately knew that pairing it with this vintage pattern would be a match made in heaven. Of course I couldn't remember how much fabric I actually purchased or if it would be enough, so I hastily grabbed my yard stick and prayed "Lord on high please let this be enough." YESSSSSS! Eureka it was enough! The rest my sewing loves is history as they say. I decided to mix things up with my accessories and shoe choice to give a more casual Boho Chic look that I absolutely LOVE! No heels or fancy handbag for me, it was all about revisiting my love for the 60's and 70's this time around. I wanted to be comfortable chill out and let the breeze hit me if you know what I mean. LOL As luck would have it, everything turned out great and I received several compliments while out and about around town. Yes it's a winner winner chicken dinner! Well loves that's it for me today check out a few more deets about the pattern and changes I made below.
I decided to shorten the length of the dress as I wasn't really crazy about the length and MooMoo vibe it was giving me. So I took off 5 inches from the bottom and while it's shorter than I usually wear I decided to rock it anyway!
I also decided to switch up the sleeve design considering how I wanted to accessorize it. I measured down my arm just above the elbow and applied that measurement to the actual flat pattern. From that measurement I cut the bottom portion of the sleeve off and replaced it with a pleated panel (basically a long rectangle) giving me the look you see here. (pictures of this below)
I will definitely go up a a size next time as I'd like a little more room across the back shoulder blade area. Other than that this pattern is EASY BREEZY to make and I would definitely recommend giving it a try!