No. 23 Geometric stripes that I like anyway

Hi yalllll! How is your Friday going so far?…I hope alright and that you’re feeling alright too!….I’m trying to keep my promise by sharing more with my peeps and showing more of my makes….Well, here we go now with this one…..

The outfit of the hour is basically a Tim Gunn ensemble that came from an adventurous idea…..First off lemme share that I made this outfit in November of 2017….yep, 2017….I’ve made so many things AND worn ’em but I never take pictures…I’m always so ready to go have fun that pictures just always took a backseat even though I have full intentions on taking ’em…..I’m not doing that hiding my makes thing anymore….I kinda revamped my social media sites to accommodate my new plans for sharing stuff…. well anyway, at that time I saw a cowl neck, A-line, jersey knit maxi dress **pretty awesome description amiright?** floating around the internet and I had it in my mind that I was going to duplicate it….ummmm yeah no; my version ended up looking a hot mess!…..I took to my pattern stash and found a cowl neck top pattern and I was going to self-draft the maxi dress part….by the time I was “done” with the dress it looked like a cowl neck blanket! Oh HELL no….so I sat staring at the big blob of a dress (this fabric is quite thick) for a few minutes and decided to hack it in half and turn the bottom part of the dress into a pencil skirt….it worked like a charm and I ended up liking it; a lot….I created two awesome seam lines in the front to make the pencil skirt kinda fancy you know?….

I cant remember where I got the fabric from but I’m almost certain that it was a thrifted piece…it’s a super thick printed knit fabric that is soooo warm and comfy…it would’ve made a great blanket if I did want to turn the “dress” into a Snuggly rendition but I digress….its kinda brisk outside today but I was nice and toasty in my makes….the cowl neck pattern is a Simplicity pattern from yesteryear; the pattern number of course escapes me but if yall want or need the info just let me know and I’ll track it down for ya’, ya’ know I will!….Now let me share the pictures….I’ll talk to you good people soon I promise!


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Nichelle Shayne

I sew a whole lot, I buy waaaaayyyyy too much fabric, and I have an obsession with books (especially sewing books and magazines), shoes, and fat quarters (and I don't even quilt)...Bags will always hold a special place in my heart; I still make em from time to time.....random fact about me**the pin cushions on the front page were made by my Mama and me....She made the yellow one and I whipped up the red one.....I can ramble all day about sewing and I feel a good ramble coming on sewwwww I'll stop here (pun intended).....Oh! My name is Christy but all my friends call me Chris!

2 thoughts on “No. 23 Geometric stripes that I like anyway”

  1. Thank you so much Nina! If you sew up something green you be sure to show me; I’d love to see it! Never worry about size, seasons, colors, nothing…do what you like Sister! Thank you for your comment and visit….Be sure to come back soon!


  2. I would never think of wearing green but that looks great on you and I like the fit. Even for my size I think I could rock that. And the boots set it off just right. Sew on!

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