"The difference in living and feeling alive is using your fear as fuel to fly"
Happy Tuesday all! I hope you all had a nice long well deserved weekend and that you took a moment to reflect on those soldiers in our armed forced who so bravely served and died to protect our country. While we do appreciate their service we also recognize they paid the ultimate price for this country we love and for that we are forever grateful!
This past weekend I was extremely busy as I'm sure many of you were and I wasn't sure I would be able to accomplish all that I set out to do. While I didn't make it through everything on my list both family and sewing related I'm happy with the progress I did make. For me sewing this past weekend was all about ease, comfort and fit! I wanted to spend some time practicing my techniques for fitting others including my daughter who's a size 2 on a good day! LOL I love dressing her and sewing for her but I have to admit sewing for her is very different than sewing for myself and others my size. I want to perfect sewing for various sizes including the plus size beauties, keeping that in mind I recognize the only way to do that is with practice. My goal this weekend was also to create several projects that would demonstrate how some styles when done right can appeal to the twenty somethings and those of us who feel twenty something at heart. Trust me I have no intention on dressing like a twenty year old however I wanted to show you how some simple classic styles can and do work regardless of your age!
Since my daughter is absolutely in love with this neoprene fabric I decided it would be a great choice for this particular project. I knew I wanted to focus on skirts and curves so neoprene was definitely a great way to go in my opinion. The next step was figuring out which style would compliment her tiny waist and long legs while at the same work for my curves. That being said I decided a fitted skirt with a little flounce just might do the trick! As luck would have it I was right! While we both sported the same fabric and skirts I managed to create two distinctly different looks each representing our uniquely different styles. Of course my daughter loved her outfit and wants another in a different color which I promised to make for her before she returns to school. The good thing is her outfit is quick, easy and only takes about an hour and a half tops to make. I can't wait to share the other looks I worked on this weekend so stay tuned for that coming up soon. In the meantime I will post a short little tutorial (on the blog this week) for the newbie sewers on how to make this cute little skirt in no time flat with just a few supplies I bet you already have! I promise it will be fun, quick and easy!
Britney's Look - The top I made using Simplicity Pattern 1099 view B (shown at bottom of post) and the skirt I made the pattern myself from scratch so stay tuned for the video!
My Look - The skirt is from personal pattern I made myself using same method for my daughters skirt and the long cover-up and tank courtesy of H & M.