I am back to share my second look for the recent photoshoot I did with Atlanta Sewing style. The theme was "Rock Your Style." In other words, do your thang! It actually took me a few weeks to figure out what I wanted my "thang" to be.
I have talked before about how I have a classic style with a bit of trend, and love to air on the side of sophistication. Keeping this in mind, and wanting to do something with stripes, I decided to make the beloved Isla dress in black and cream stripes:
I have made this dress many times before, so please see here if you would like details on the construction, and a review of the pattern.
We also took more group photos!!
You can see the myriad of styles, and how well they blend together.
I am forever grateful that I got to participate in this event, and look forward to more in the future (wink, wink).
For now, I am getting ready for the summer! My kids are officially out of school, and I am officially off of work. It is one of the best times of the year, but it is also when I tend to fade away from blogging. This year I plan to RESIST the fade...(lol)
While I have been pleased with keeping my sewing plans to two garments a month, I am going to switch that up some for June, July, and August. I will still do the SYV sewalong, but I would like to work on a mini-capsule. I have been following along with TomKat Stitchery on YT, and love seeing all of the lookbooks from the garments that she sews. Currently, she has been sewing "modules" recommended by another Youtuber named Christie Ressel.
Once I checked out an explanation of the modules, I was hooked! I can't wait to try it! Here is the premise of it:
6 pieces of the following create 12 outfit combinations:
- 1 topper
- 3 tops
- 2 bottoms
Each top must coordinate with each bottom, AND if you sew another module up in a complementary color, the outfit combinations go way up!
So, taking this simple formula, I pulled out my favorite kimono as an inspiration piece:
I will use it as a topper, and pull colors from it. Here are some of my thoughts so far:
1. Sewaholic Renfrew scoop neck tee in a solid navy knit
2. Simplicity shorts in denim
3. Simplicity shorts in white or cotton twill in teal (wouldn't that be pretty?)
4. Still undecided about the other two top choices, but they will be something that coordinate with the pants. Maybe a sleeveless blouse and sleeveless top?
So expect a slight change of directions for until Fall cycles back around. I look forward to posting again soon.