It's here! The final week of the Project Run & Play sew along, and this one's all about "Signature Style". So I had to ask myself: do I have a signature style? (I'm pretty sure I heard crickets chirp as I contemplated it.)
I don't know about
I wanted my top to be pretty and flowing, to sort of offset the straight lines, zippers and leather on the pants. This Cotton + Steel floral rayon was a perfect base. (Florals! Am I right?!?!?!) I designed this top with open shoulders, a tie at the neckline (for getting it on and off, as well as a pretty design element), a slight high-low hemline, buttoned sleeve cuffs and a touch of lace trim (I love lace trim!).
The cropped jacket inspiration actually came when I was muslin-ing a dress bodice. I had made the muslin, and decided I didn't like the look of it for a dress after all….but hey, it might be a cute jacket! I gave my jacket cropped sleeves as well. I could pretend it was all in an effort to show off the sleeves of my top, which it DOES; but in reality, I ran out of fabric and was working with what I had. I kind of love that. I used up every last scrap of my fabric (I sure wish THAT happened more often) and was forced to get creative. I'm pretty happy with the outcome!
And here's the whole look all together:
We were on holidays visiting family last week, and you better believe I jumped on the opportunity for a different location to take pictures! Here are a few shots of the outfit in action!
Whew! I can't believe we've reached the end of the 4 weeks of sew-along! (I'm exhausted…..is sewing Jet-lag a thing???) DON'T FORGET to go vote for your favourite of this