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Made by a Fabricista: Bold Beautiful Crepe Spring Look


Hello Gems! I'm so excited it’s finally Spring time! I've been inspired by color lately. It could be the beautiful flowers in bloom or the bright sunny days we’ve been having! Whatever it is, it has illuminated my creative senses and I’ve been feeling so inspired. So I just have to share with you my most recent make as a Fabricista with Fabric Mart using this bold red-orange and purple Crepe de Chine. 



The fabric is a very fluid and drapey crepe fabric.  I’ve also noticed wide leg pants hitting the scene for Spring and I thought this crepe would make a great pair of wide leg pants. It’s a medium weight, opaque and falls so nicely against the skin. 


The print is a leopard print with a pin stripe detail. In this red-orange and purple color combo this is a very bold and playful print but can still make for a sophisticated look so I wanted to give you a little bit of both of those aspects in the actual look.


I'm not much for a jumpsuit but I love the fact that this two piece almost disguises itself as a jumpsuit. I feel as if I'm getting the best of both worlds here. I used Vogue pattern 9320 to create the pants. They are high waisted which I love and they have belt carriers and pockets which make them the perfect trouser for work or play! 

I decided to create a crop top using McCalls pattern 7929 to complete my look. It has a sweetheart bodice front and a puff sleeve . This top comes with a button up back, but I wanted to keep this look light and fun and show a little skin up top, so I switched out the buttons for an open back with a single tie closure. I think it balances out the wide leg pants a bit for the warmer weather and lightens the look a bit. 

Tie back closures are my favorite alternative closure option for Spring and Summer pieces.  They are just so easy to wear and fit,  especially when you are making open backs and cropped tops! Just sayin… and I’m always thinking about how I will re-mix the pieces with the rest of my wardrobe! Open back cropped tops are definitely in rotation through the Spring til Early Fall.

I styled this look with a pair of leather open toe platform sandals and a black bucket bag. I feel like this look the trousers would be a great addition to work wear and the top would be great to mix with casual pieces. As a full look this make can take you to work, happy hour, brunch and through the weekend depending on how you style it! 


Until Next Time!

MARCIA  @keechiibstyle 


Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following category CREPE & CREPE DE CHINE

Comments

  1. This pattern just POPS on you! I have been on the hunt for the perfect wide leg pant pattern -- I think this might be the one!

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  2. Love this outfit. I really like the idea of the two pieces. Bows and ties are stylish too. And your hair is awesome.

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  3. That's AWESOME! It looks GREAT on you! Thanks for making and for sharing!

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  4. As well as being on trend, this also has a Bridgerton vibe. I love how the two pieces work together!

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  5. Very stylish, terrific fabric pick, pattern and fabric color and pattern fit you to a T.

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  6. The fabric looks perfect for you. The wide legs are gorgeous!

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