Inspired By/// @theravelout

If you’ve followed me for awhile you know I love to take inspiration I see in the wild- ready to wear/fashion shows/tv and movies- and figure out how to recreate those looks myself. Well I thought I would take that concept further and include other creatives that I follow online. I love the Instagram sewing community and have an entire folder saved of outfits that inspire me.

Today I want to talk about Sylvia, @theravelout , and one of her outfits this spring that got stuck in my head and I couldn’t stop thinking about. Her feed is bright and colorful with feminine silhouettes in fun prints. She started the hashtag #memadeonrepeat and I love how she shows her makes styled up in different ways. If you aren’t following her already, here’s a link to her profile again!

She posted this outfit way back in March and I just loved that polka dot skirt. I needed a polka dot skirt! I hunted for fabric and finally found this cheery rayon challis at Minerva. I knew right away that I would use the pattern V9090 because I’ve made it before and it’s a perfect simple skirt to show off a fun print. I sewed up the size 10 and honestly may need to size down next time, or at least make adjustments, as this is still a little loose in the waist.

I love the way Sylvia styled hers with a sweater, and I may have to try that in the spring, but I knew I wanted a simple white blouse to wear with it and decided to make the square neck top by Friday Pattern Company out of some white cotton in my stash. I made the size medium with no adjustments and really love this for a woven top. There is a knit option as well that I may try and squeeze in with my t-shirt making if I have enough fabric!

I love how this turned out and can’t wait to wear this more in the spring and next summer. I’m thankful to Sylvia for the time she puts into sharing her makes because they are an endless source of inspiration!!

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