"Success in life comes when you simply refuse to give up; with goals so strong that obstacles, failure, and loss only act as motivation"
Hello Loves and happy Monday everyone! Whew it took a minute but I'm back sew loves and I'm ready to share a brand new look with you this week. I've been feeling a little overwhelmed lately with all the projects I have going on and sadly I haven't been able to really focus on the sewing aspect of My Daily Threadz. It's been really rough lately so much so that I felt like running away from home for a while in order to regroup and just kind of catch my breath! LOL Then I realized no matter where I go these projects are like my babies and they must be birthed. That being said there is no place I could run that would ease the thoughts in my head or make me feel any different than I do right here at home! I simply need to step back reorganize and start knocking things off my list one at a time!
After speaking to and encouraging myself I decided to put everything and I do mean everything on the back burner this weekend and sew! Yes all weekend long all I did was sew, drape, draft and of course eat! I was reminded of why I started sewing and creating after my 25 year hiatus from the fashion/sewing industry. Let's just say I found my happy again! Yes, I love what I do but sometimes I need a little pep talk, a gentle push that say's you're headed in the right direction, so don't give up now! Since my tribe was on vacation or in the middle of handling other things I had to give myself that talk! At the end of the day when push comes to shove if no one else is around you have to shake yourself and get your head back in the game! I'm happy to say I made it through with a couple of looks under my belt and a reassurance way down deep in my heart that I'm on the right track.
Which leads me to todays fabulous look that came out of nowhere but ended up being just what I needed to make it over the hump. Initially I had something else in mind but as I began to mull over ideas this happened and well...... need I say more! LOL Initially I wanted to do this look in all black but when it's 110 degrees outside one's fabric and color choices tend to change. The fabric is an amazing Poly Rayon blend according to Michael Levines where I purchased it and the drape is bananas (just check the sleeve). It's a little heavier than I wanted for this particular look but I decided to roll with it and keep on pushing. Needless to say I was really pleased with the results and I'm actually in the process of creating another one now. I have a few more things to share with you loves but I'm going to wait cause I don't want to give you all the fiya in one day! LOLL Anyhoo loves that's it for me today I'm headed back to the office so I'll catch up with you later with more fabulousness!
Top: Vintage McCalls Pattern 3184 adjusted the sleeve and back bodice piece to create the half wrap blouse. Please note depending on the type of fabric you want to use almost any wrap blouse pattern will do.
Pants: Simplicity Pattern 8655 but I will warn you these are not only high waist but extremely long! I didn't pay attention to this the first time and had to cut the majority of the flare away. I would definitely suggest checking the length and making the necessary adjustments before cutting your fabric.
TUTORIAL FOR THE TOP COMING SOON I PROMISE!