"I'm obsessively opposed to the typical"
Good Monday morning sewing loves, I'm back and ready to get this sewing party started! I had a great weekend of sewing filled with colorful textiles and loads of pattern alterations. As a matter of fact I don't think I left one pattern in it's original form. Which for me is nothing unusual considering how much I love pushing the boundaries of the typical commercial pattern. For me the fun comes in taking the average pattern and adding a little twist here and there that makes it fabulously YOU! I mean isn't that what this sewing and fashion game is all about anyway. I'm all about pushing past what's trendy and completely ignoring what the industry says is hot! I wear what I like, what I believe compliments my body and most of all what I LOVE! Which brings me to today's colorfully fabulous blog post.
This past weekend I was cleaning up my studio and putting away some patterns I recently purchased when I came across this cute McCalls early Spring release. I remembered how much I loved the sleeve options of this pattern but knew I would end up changing the bodice just a tad as it was giving me a structured boxy vibe. So in the midst of cleaning I stopped what I was doing and started making alterations to the actual pattern itself. I ended up creating three different bodice options and actually cut out two one of which I finished for todays post. While I had a specific fabric in mind for the pattern when I purchased it I decided to switch things up and go with this fabulous floral print taffeta for a little extra drama!
Needless to say I fell head over heals for this pattern and this fabric couldn't have been a better choice if I say so myself! I decided to go all out with this look and in the famous words of LL Cool J I ROCKED THE BELLS! Yes I put on my favorite pair of white bell bottom jeans the highest heels I could stand and got ready to snap some pics! I love how the bell bottoms are not only funky but I believe the white denim gives the look balance and keeps the focus on the drama of the top, which is where is should be. Of course I see a couple more of these little numbers in my summer wardrobe future and would definitely recommend that you check out the fabulous potential of this McCalls pattern for yourself. Well loves I'm off to the next so until next time have a fabulous sewing week and I'll check in with you soon!
Top Pattern= McCalls 7542 View " B" w/Altered Bodice
(I removed the bust dart and the back shoulder dart by pivoting the excess to the bottom of the bodice. I also cut the top of the bodice front and back by drawing a line right at the underarm seam from the side to the CF/CB. As a result I ended up with a fitted upper bodice and flared/flutter bottom as shown below)
Pants = Free People/ the Bag= Dooney & Burke / Sunglasses=Michael Kors