Now I may or may not get a new gig; depending on which way the universe turns so I started thinking “career separates”….and Pinterest has a pretty big influence on my sewing lately too….those outfits send me to the pattern drawers all the time to recreate the cool looks with my sewing machine; NOT a trip to the mall (Thank God because I cant stand the damn mall)….
My latest creations are a super cool corduroy pencil skirt and a top that is revisited…I say revisited because I have made this top a couple times before….The top is from Simplicity’s Sew Simple line; pattern # E1972….there is only one view for this top and it only has 3 pattern pieces….My pencil skirt was a new pattern; it is Butterick pattern #B5466 View E…I can really see my sewing skills have amazingly evolved (and still going strong) because Imma tell yall this skirt is the business….it fits like a glove too because I got my OG fitting on with my super cool design ruler…I feel so “designer-y” when I use that thing…..I’m learning so much about how to really make thee perfect garment….this skirt is only the beginning….I put a zipper in the back and a hook and eye; very well I might add….My Vogue Sewing book has everything, I mean everything…the zipper is a cool color; light blue and the fabric is to die for….but I’ll show that zipper off when I wear it..it was a vintage zipper I copped from one of my thrift store trips…I promise you that makes my garments that much cooler; when I use vintage stuff to create them…..my skirt; its made of a medium/heavy weight corduroy that is perfect for the season change creeping up on us…(although it was 95 degrees today)….I even made my own belt with a buckle this time instead of my usual sash…the belt just makes the outfit even cuter!..
I used a slinky fabric for the top (I’m not sure what is actually is) which I usually shy away from because they are kinda hard to work with…this is why I went with a top pattern I’d made before so I could have a little know-how before I started to make it…now that I know so much about needle size and how to work with slinky fabrics it was really quite easy whip up….Both fabrics came from my favorite fabric shop, HANCOCK’S FABRICS…..I had the slinky fabric since the beginning of this summer but I never felt like using it until now…the skirt fabric I just got recently; it was going to be another blazer jacket but ended up being a snazzy skirt….I was going to use a seersucker fabric at first but it wasn’t enough yardage; I was also going to make a different top pattern too but decided to go with this one….My indecisiveness makes my sewing pretty cool, like all the time…
I had been telling my huny to take me thrifting for some belts but I guess I don’t need to thrift for belts unless I spot a really nice one on one of my trips….
I didn’t want to get to rambling but I do have to mention that the HAPPY BLACK GIRL venture is going well; check it out when you have time….Well pictures now yall!