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Made by a Fabricista: Covering the Basics

I have been thinking a lot about my everyday wardrobe and I quickly realized a basic thing that was missing…bodysuits! I had been working on a mash up of Mimi G simplicity pattern 9701, Madalynne’s simplicity pattern 8435 and my favorite Zara RTW bodysuit. I got really close to perfecting it and then took a break but once I got my hands on this terracotta rayon/spandex jersey knit I knew it was time to give it another go. 

I absolutely love the neckline on this bodysuit which is a detail from Mimi G’s 9701 dress pattern. And I decided to pair it with some me-made jeans that I’ve had for some years now. I used another Mimi G pattern for those as well, Simplicity 8655. I love how easy it is to pair a bodysuit with just about anything… jeans, cargos, sweatpants or even a skirt. 

Not only can you pair it with multiple bottoms, you can also dress it up or down. I chose to pair this outfit with heels and a cute purse. I usually opt for heels for these pants because I didn’t want to lose any flare or length by giving them a high hem. I also chose this color for the bodysuit because it feels like a subtle transition from Winter into Spring. 

Now as Spring is quickly approaching I absolutely needed to add a cute matching shorts set to my wardrobe. I love a matching set no matter what season we are in so I couldn’t leave Spring out and I think that this rose stone wool/rayon twill was perfect for my vision. 

I decided to make a cropped version of Simplicity 9270. I opted out of the vents at the side and cropped it a bit more to my liking. I also omitted the buttons and buttonholes because I wanted more of a faux button up look since I don’t plan to wear this closed at all. 

For the shorts I decided to make VikiSews Tammy shorts with a little inspo from @hisydgraham Lane Pants. I have made both exactly as they are but this time I didn’t want the exposed pockets that the Tammy shorts have. So I took a look at the way the pockets are made on the Lane pants and decided to draft a new pocket piece for my Tammy shorts and I absolutely love them! 

I love making sets because they can also be worn as separates! This time I decided to style my set with a purple crocheted cropped bralette and sneakers. I also added an orange purse to really tie the look together. 

DANESHA  |  @classyfiedlife

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  1. Loving the shorts & cropped jacket. The jacket nicely elevates the look.

  2. Beautiful!!😍😍

  3. Love these!πŸ‘πŸ½

  4. Wow, I love your choices of fabrics and patterns. The styles and colors are so versatile and flattering, and your fit is perfect too.


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