Merry Christmas!! Hope you are having a fabulous holiday season.
I have been working on my outfit for Christmas Eve. I decided to go with a black and white holiday look. I am completely in love with monochromatic looks since they are chic and also so easy to style. You can just throw on a pair of nude pumps and a clutch and you are ready to go.
Well for my last project of the year, I decided to sew multiple garments that could give me many outfits by mixing and matching with existing pieces in my wardrobe.
Look 1: I drafted the top from my bodice sloper. I changed the neckline to boat neck, which is one of my favorites. I also drafted this skirt from my sloper and changes the waist to an empire. I chose a midi length and it's one of my favorites. For drafting instructions for skirts, you can look into this class. I did not require any fitting as the sloper was drafted to my measurements.
Look 2 : Top and black bottoms:
A simpler, more casual look. Dressing up a pair of black skinnies with a tailored top. The top fit pretty well, but required some adjustments on the back neck. I used the instructions in this book to draft the boat neck.
Look 3: My Fav look: Peplum Belt added to Look 2. The peplum I draped on the dress form and the waistband I drafted. I wanted some high-low action and a contrast lining to peek through. If you are interested in self-drafting tops, this class has great instruction on drafting the bodice sloper.
Look 4: Look 3 with a different top I have in my closet.
If you have any interest in self-drafting, I highly recommend these pattern making classes
Well ladies.. I think for Christmas Eve, I will be going with one of look 2, 3 of 4. Not sure yet, can you help me decide?!!!
Have a wonderful Christmas and I will see you in my next blog post.
Vatsla at Fashion Behind The Seams.