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Made By A Fabricista: Dreaming of a White Christmas

HI Fashionistas!

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.

XOXO

Comments

  1. I like them all, but love look 3!!!

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  2. B-e-a-u-t-I-f-u-l!!! any one of the combinations you choose would be a hit. I especially like the one with the peplum belt. You can take it off if you spill anything on it and still be in fashion. :)

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  3. I like 1, 2 and 3. So look 2 if more casual or look 3 if dressier (you didn't mention look 1 so I guess it isn't suitable)

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    1. Thank you! I wasn't feeling 1 as much, maybe because it was all denim. I liked the mix of textures in the other combos

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  4. Love all three, but the peplum belt - want to know how you made it. You didn't show a back view.

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    1. Thank you! I'll be happy to share how I made it. I'll be posting the views of the back as well after the holidays.

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  5. I love look #3 for a more casual party. If the event is dressier, definitely with #1. Great job! I may have to take the Suzy Furrer Craftsy classes!

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    1. Thank you, you would love her classes. I actually reviewed them all here:

      http://fashionbehindtheseams.com/2016/11/25-blackfriday/

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  6. Excellent work you have so many options. I love the all white so classy and also look #3 is great for that casual look. Your drafting skill is awesome.

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  7. I love all three looks! You look marvelous!!! The skirt and the slacks work back with the peplum and top each giving a different look. That's why I love sewing separates. Great wardrobe builders.

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  8. Every time I look thru these photos, I think, "How brilliant! How versatile! I have GOT to do something like this!" Major kudos for this whole plan. I think the black-and-white theme adds to the versatility. You look stunning in every piece.

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