Monday, April 17, 2017

MYSTYLE: McCalls 9147 and Simplicity 1104 Summer Work Wear

As some of you may know I am a Florida girl born and raised.  Though being in the Military afforded me an opportunity to live in some very interesting places, to me there is really no place like home. Florida weather especially summers can be HELL on earth, I love that I can wear cute tops and sandals almost year round. But for office wear I need cute tops that I can transition into every day life. 

I was working on making myself some tops because of course you can never ever ever have enough of them.  I also made the pants and paired them with these cute pair of orange pumps for a pop of color.





Happy Sewing!

MYSTYLE: Simplicity 8216

My Wardrobe is in desparate need of updating.  I need lovely, simple chick dresses for this hot Florida weather.  When I first go this pattern my thought was to make the top, because of course I could never have enough tops.   But after looking at the pattern for awhile, then cutting it out, I knew exactly what fabric I would pair with it andthat it would be my first spring dress.  



The pattern comes together very easy, and the fabric was a nice rayon challis from Fabricmart.com.




I paired it with a faux leather Obi Belt I made some time ago.   Here is the styled look:





The only modification I made was to lengthen the pattern two inches, and omit the elastic casting at the waist.  

Happy Sewing!

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