Saturday, November 29, 2008

BWOF Evening Outfit

I have made both of these patterns before. I love them! The shirt is from BWOF issue 3/08 and the pants from BWOF issue 7/03.
This is obviously an evening outfit... but I have made these patterns in more casual fabrics. The pants are especially versatile! I have made them in a plain jersey for yoga pants, a small plaid stretch knit for casual and so on....
I made the pants this time with this textured, stripped knit and I added an extra big flair at the bottom for a dresser look. The top is a stretch metallic fabric. It has the burnt out looking holes in it with a black netting.
Awesome fabric! The Bald Man has been waiting a year now for me to make something out of it... he picked it out for me while we were in Miami at Rex's fabrics. You do not want to know the cost per yd of this stuff!!! It took me so long to make something with it because I was afraid to cut it!!!

The last top I made with this pattern I used a separating zipper for the front closure. This time I used this hot and fabulous hook tape I got at the sewing expo in Atlanta last year. On this top I also lengthened the sleeves to my wrist because in the pattern the are a 3/4 length.


One thing I didn't think of when making this top is you can see the facing through the holes...
so I'm going to fix that... shouldn't be an issue.
And I should ALWAYS ware a nude bra with it instead of black cause you can see it thru the holes too!
Also I thought the choker was a bit to gothic so I'll be looseing it with this look .....
I plan to make so skinny pants to go with this shirt too!!! These are great easy versatile patterns! So if you have them make note of it!! I made this complete outfit in just a day and a half.

4 comments:

Cindy said...

Ooooh....that fabric is fantastic. I love the way you paired it with the hook closure.

Jackie said...

WOW! What a nice top! I like that fabric and love the details of the hook closure as welL!

Susan said...

Va-va-va-voom! Great fabric, for sure.

Becky said...

So pretty! I love that top especially-- the hook closure gives it a nice quasi-medieval vibe that I love! (But in a really great updated modern sort of way.)