"A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it, it simply blooms!"
A big hello to my fellow creators out there in the blogosphere and happy Monday! Yes it's Monday and we're just getting this week started but I have to tell you I'm feeling mighty good right now. Mind you I've already had my coffee and I'm ahead of the game with regard to my to do list so I guess you could say that has something to do with my more than usual chipper mood. Another reason I'm excited about today is because of the fabulousness I'm here to share with you today worn by my daughter Britney.
As many of you who follow me know I'm all about retro looks not to mention the fact that the 60's and 70's are my favorite decades for fashion. I'm the first to admit that my being born in the late 60's and growing up during the 70's and 80's has had a huge influence on me creatively. I can sit for hours and I do mean hours browsing through vintage patterns and magazines it just never gets old for me. I am and will probably forever be a true lover of all things seventies! So while some people think they can push aside the things of the past and create something totally new I'm here to tell you there's really nothing new under the sun! As creators we simply take what we've learned, mix it with what inspires us, pair it with fabulous fabrics and add a little twist to make it our own.
I'm also firm believer in a person's style statement shining through in everything they wear! That being said I realize now that my daughter is older now thus her style statement has evolved and is clearly different from mine. So in working with her over the past couple of weeks I've learned to add those subtle touches and design elements that speak to who she is as a twenty something. LOL While I love designing and dressing her in my wears I also want to bring out her own individuality apart from me Nina Ramel. Sometimes that means tweaking a pattern to her taste and other times it merely requires choosing the perfect fabric that will transform a garment she normally wouldn't look at twice into something she absolutely adores. Ahhh perfect segway... LOL which brings me to today's look that Britney's rocking for us.
Now originally this was supposed to be something I was making for myself but I wasn't feeling well enough to take pictures so I decided to take the pants in (a whole lot) open up the top in order to adjust the elastic around the shoulders and see if we can't make this work for BritBrat. Mind you this honey dip is a size 2 on a good day compared to my ummmmmmmmmm...... let's just say i'm not a single digit girl any more which required some serious tweaking to the waist. She loved the palazzo pants and didn't want me to take those in so I decided to leave them alone and see how it turned out. Well folks I have to say we did alright and while I would still like to take the pants in just a bit she still killed it for her mama!
Top I used my own pattern from my Nina Ramel stash but you can accomplish this with just about any off the shoulder top pattern and applying my Slash and spread method found here
Pants - I used the Burda Palazzo Pants pattern 6966. Either way I would have had to take them in considerably as the size for this pattern starts at (6). The adjustments I made to the pattern was lifting the crotch and taking in the waist and hips for a more comfortable fit.
Britney sporting her own Teardrop earrings/gold bracelets , wearing her mama's Michael Kors Shades and rocking one of my favorite suede hippie satchels. Oh she's also wearing what I lovingly refer to as the Marsha Marsha Marsha Brady Bunch platform sandal! LOL