I am very excited to be co hosting a sewing challenge with the lovely Lisa and her And Sew On Youtube channel. During the month of June we are inviting you to get inspired by something you see in ready to wear fashion and create it yourself. Post your creation on Instagram and tag us and the hashtag #makethatlook2020 to enter. We will close the contest on June 30th and then randomly pick a winner. Makerist Patterns and Victory Patterns are both graciously gifting a pattern of choice to our lovely winner!
Lisa and I decided to narrow our inspiration to one site and we chose to each pick a look from Netaporter. I had so much fun looking at clothes and picking patterns that I decided to round up some inspiration to get you started!
Let’s start with this Open backed tiered maxi dress. First off, you know I love this color and the tiered maxi is such an easy thing to wear in the summer. But what made this one worth the second look is that beautiful back detail. I love how it scoops down low, such a pretty detail.
I didn’t find a specific pattern to recreate this look but I think you could modify a number of cami patterns to get that shape and there are quite a few tiered skirt tutorials online that don’t take an actual pattern. If you need somewhere to start, this is a free Tiered Tank Pattern that I think would be pretty easy to make into this dress.
Next is this beautiful Color blocked tiered maxi dress. Again, the color drew me in, but I think that neckline and sleeves are so beautiful. M7969 could be a really close match to this! Again, tiered skirt tutorials are fairly simple and I think it would be simple to hack the skirt of this pattern. I’ve made this dress and the neckline and sleeves of version A look pretty close to the inspiration.
I am loving all the matching sets happening right now. Such a great look and then easy to mix in with other pieces in your wardrobe. This Linen Skirt and Top set makes me want to go on vacation! The True Bias Salida Skirt would be a great starting point, I think the panels give you a perfect spot to add a slit. For the top, M8094 is a pretty great match and I think would work well with the skirt
And finally! Here is the outfit I will be trying to recreate for this challenge. This Linen wide leg pants and tank looks so easy to wear. If I was still in Dallas I don’t think I would consider pants for a summer make, but being in Colorado I think I will wear this a ton! I’m going to try out the Ponoma Pants from Anna Allen Clothing and either hack an Ogden cami or see if I can get this Tank from Mimi G in time!
I’ve ordered this slub texture linen blend in solid sea glass from Style Maker Fabrics and I think it’s a pretty great match for the original. Keep in mind that if you want to participate in this challenge you don’t have to have an exact match of your inspiration! I just couldn’t get that gorgeous color out of my head and wanted to try it out.
I hope you’ll play along with us! Creativity can be such a balm to the soul and the sewing community if full of wonderful people. We want this challenge to be fun, inclusive, and inspiring. Even if you don’t end up making something I hope that you find new makers to follow and new ideas for when you do have the energy and time to create!