Thursday, January 14, 2016

Made by a Fabricista: Work Wear

One of the item I make least is work wear. I work in a pretty casual environment and have the ability to dress up and down with ease. Over the past couple of months I have been collecting suiting and wool with the anticipation of making some great separates specifically for the office.


The fabric used for this project is 100% wool (great for these cold days) beige/blue/multi colored suiting with a very faint plaid design found (HERE). This fabric can be found in the as is section at a great deal for the quality.

I love to be chic everywhere I go, but I often fall short at the office out of sheer laziness. There are so many projects I have this year as I approach my 36th birthday to spruce up my image.

This week's garment was constructed using McCall's 6901 with the following modifications: Pockets omitted, legs widened by 2 inches from the hip down, and an invisible zipper on the left side.

The top was constructed using Vogue 9075 bodice with the following modifications:
Lining omitted and replaced with facing on the front and back necklines, Sleeve lengthened into a full sleeve, and a 6-8 inch wide peplum created by using the circle skirt and slash and spread method with a longer tail in the back.




I love this look and feel like it has me written all over it.  I wore it today to work after being out sick for several days. Because I work in a heavily casual environment, I was complemented all the way into the door and to my office :).

Happy Sewing!

Jenese

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