"It's not about the size you wear but the way you wear your size!"
Hello sewing loves happy hump day! Well we're half way through the week and one step closer to enjoying the weekend. I personally can't wait to get through this week because I have major sewing plans to get to this weekend. Unfortunately I've been out of commission lately due to having a bout of Acute Bronchitis but I'm finally turning the corner and ready to get back in the swing of things. There's something about being under the weather that makes me want to work and create all the more! Maybe it's having to be in bed and not do anything that makes me stir-crazy, so I yearn for the chance to get back to my creative space. I had a little set back last week because I ignored the doctors orders and tried working but found myself easily winded, tired and not very productive. So I reluctantly threw in the towel and took a little bit more time recuperating. Needless to say it took a lot longer to finish todays look than it should have but hey it's finally done and ready to rock!
For those of you who know me you know I love all things from the 60'-70's especially extreme bellbottoms and fabulous tops. Right before I took ill I was working on my own extreme bellbottom pants pattern that would closely resemble my favorite pair from Free People. I thought to myself instead of dropping $90 or $100 a pair for their jeans why not just create and perfect my own pattern to rock whenever the mood hit me. So the first thing I did when I went back into the studio was finish the bell bottoms pattern and whip up a test pair in order to check the fit. Well can I just say I NAILED IT! These jeans rock OUT and I love every single thing about them!! I had to make one minor adjustment to the rise in the back but other than that the pattern worked out great.
After nailing the pants pattern I decided to sew one of my new favorite top patterns from the McCalls Spring release M7752, which by the way is one of their best yet! Yes McCalls you really killed it with this release, the creativity and options are endless so kudos. I will admit that I'm not big on my arms being out right now, because I need to work out but I do love this top and plan to make several more over the summer. Well loves you know the drill that's it for me today I'll be back next week God willing with more Spring sewing to share. So until next time have a fabulous creative rest of the week! Smooches!
The Top - I used McCalls 7752 utilizing pieces 2, 4 and 8. Once you purchase the pattern you will understand why I list the specific pattern piece numbers. I added another longer peplum to my version of the top leaving the it open down the center back and attaching to the bodice as if it were part of the lining (due to the back zipper).
The Pants - I created my own extreme bellbottom pattern and I will share just how I did it via a video tutorial coming to the blog soon!
Fabrics - For the top it's a stretch Cotton blend I purchased from The Fabric Shop in West Covina that worked out perfectly if I do say so myself. For the pants I used a fabulous white stretch denim that I purchased from Angel Textiles in Downtown Los Angeles.