This is the second year I’ve been involved Wear To Where. It is a fun blog tour that combines fashion with home sewing. I am on board as a sewing blogger (no fashion advice here!) to show you all an outfit I sewed for “baseball game/tail gate party”.
There are so many talented designers for women, so I had a hard time choosing patterns, but finally came up with these three.
The shorts are the Angelia Shorts by Itch to Stitch. I chose to do the most involved view. They have 5 pockets, a real fly, and a curved waistband. The patter includes so many details that all result in a very finished product. The cuffs, bottom tabs, pockets tabs, and coin pocket were all time consuming but well worth it.
The shorts fit well without any alterations, although they do sit at my belly button, a little higher than where I usually wear my shorts, but that is my personal preference. The fabric is a basic cotton twill I bought locally.
The basic tank top is the Layer Me Up by Patterns for Pirates. I did size up one size for a little looser of a fit, since this pattern has quite a bit negative ease. I added a little butterfly out of heat transfer vinyl that I cut using my Silhouette Cameo.
The summer jacket is sewn from Jalie 2795. It is also quite a detailed project, with 14 pattern pieces to trace, cut, and sew, but I couldn’t be happier with the final result. The jacket is fitted but has enough room to layer over a light sweater for those evenings outside. The princess seams are flattering, and the welt pockets are a nice detail. All the seams are topstitched. Sewing welts into a knit can be challenging, but I’m very happy with how they turned out! I also used a new to me product – double sided adhesive – to keep the zipper in place while stitching and prevent waviness, and I’m pleased how well it worked. The fabric is a scuba knit from Girl Charlee that I bought last year.
Overall this outfit required quite a few nights behind the sewing machine, but now I have 3 very wearable pieces that can be mixed and matched with other items in my summer wardrobe. Thanks for stopping by!