Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Made by A Fabricista: A Mommy and Me Valentines

HI Fashionistas:

This month I decided to make a mommy and me outfit for Valentines Day.

I decided to use a soft jersey knit in a pretty dusty rose color. Typically my go to knits are stable knits like ponte or double knits, but I just could not resist this beautiful color.

I made a top for myself with quilting detail on the sleeves and a cute dress for my daughter.



For her dress, I free handed the skirt and the ruffles. On the ruffles, even though I used a knit fabric, I chose to interface it with a woven interfacing to give the ruffles stiffness.

For my top. I used McCall's 6886 as a base and then did some interesting pattern manipulation on the sleeve pattern to create some pleats.  I finished the sleeve with some quilting details



Here is the pattern manipulation I did.



Dramatic sleeves are all the rage right now. Interested in learning how to make creative sleeves like this? If so I highly recommend this sleeve drafting class. I reviewed this class and many other pattern making classes HERE if you want to have a look

I love how the sleeve turned out. This would also be so fabulous on a knit dress with say a stiff silk like tussah or dupioni. Maybe that is next :)

Like the necklace? Me too! :)


We both wore our animal print shoes. 



I got these as a gift for self and had the outfit styled before I even made the outfit. 


Here is a view from the back. I changed the neckline to square on both the front and the back. 


I hope you had a lovely Valentines Day. Let me know if you sewed up something special too!

XOXO- Vatsla at Fashion Behind The Seams

3 comments:

  1. Your sleeve design is quite attractive. I have taken several classes on Craftsy (Janet Pray's shirtmaking with no pins is my latest and I'm about to complete the first shirt using her methods--not without a mistake or two. Another shirt is coming up as soon as this one is completed.) and I've added the sleeve making class to my favorites list to add to my class list in the future. I love the Mommy and Me clothing you make for you and your daughter. You achieve a look for your clothing that is adult without sacrificing the connection to your daughter's clothing. I love that.

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  2. The dress and top are both great. Your daughter is a cutie.

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  3. Your sleeve design really makes for a great focal point, and your daughter's dress is really sweet. Ruffles on little girls' dresses are so fun!

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