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Birthday gift becomes New years duds

Added Jan 2, 2014

by MojoHollz

My Home, Oklahom...






Simple patterns but I love the impact. I love the colorful fabric because it reminds me of a butterfly, or an abstract painting. The black sheer has a very soft feel to it like a rayon but I have never seen a sheer rayon before, I got it off a clearance table :) I have always wanted a black cigarette pant because it reminds me of Audrey Hepburn and she is my style icon. I haven’t made a lot of pants in my life time, they are not easy to fit! I like how these turned out but I think I could probably get them to fit even better. The top was really easy, I adjusted the neck line a little to get the look I wanted under the black sheer. I used Simplicity 2599 for the top, I drafted my own pattern for the over shirt and I used the pants pattern from Sewing Vintage Modern for the pants.

The bias binding I used on the sheer over top was not easy! My fabric did not want to hold a pressing when I ironed it so it was very frustrating. I had to go very slow and fold it while I was sewing since the pressing wouldn’t hold. I do really like how the high low bias hem turned out though.

Originally I made this for my birthday back in August but forgot to post it ( I have forgotten to post several items over the last year so you should be seeing more!). So when New years came around and were only staying in with a few friends I thought this would be perfect. Then I remembered I hadn’t posted it and had my husband do a quick photo shoot before anyone arrived! He was very happy oblige :P




Cotton, Blends, Polyester

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    Jan 4, 2014, 04.23 PMby The Tropical Sewist

    You did we’ll with the sheer outer shirt…thin flimsy fabrics are so difficult to sew with! Love your stylin’ :)

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      Jan 6, 2014, 07.47 PMby MojoHollz

      Thank you very much! I love the hat!

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    Jan 3, 2014, 09.03 PMby liliv-1

    Fab outfit!

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    Jan 2, 2014, 05.32 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very Cool outfit! Like it a lot :) Looking forward to see more of your nice projects :))

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      Jan 6, 2014, 07.47 PMby MojoHollz

      Thank you :)

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    Jan 2, 2014, 04.21 AMby rita61

    Fun Outfit!

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      Jan 2, 2014, 03.02 PMby MojoHollz

      Thank you :)

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    Jan 2, 2014, 02.22 AMby schnui

    These two simple tops are beautiful together and you look a million dollars in them. Even though the fabrics were challenging to sew, you have finished them beautifully and the effort was well worth it.

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      Jan 2, 2014, 03.03 PMby MojoHollz

      Thank you very much! I am very happy with how they look together :)

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