Today I’m sharing my big reveal for the Make That Look challenge I am hosting with Lisa over on Youtube!
If you’re new here, check out this post for all my inspiration and thoughts on approaching this project. A reminder that this two piece set was my original inspiration.
I’ve said I’m into the pajama adjacent attire lately and this easy look speaks to that. I loved the color, the drape of it, and how chic it is. I imagine a rich lady at a resort somewhere wearing this look.
I ended up using the cami from this Mimi G pattern as well as the Ponoma Pants and this fabric from Stylemaker that I think is a pretty great match. Here’s what I ended up with!
Not to toot my own horn, but I think it’s a pretty great recreation!
Here are some pattern stats in case you want details:
Patterns used: S9114 and the Pomona Pants
Sizes made and any alterations: I made a straight size 12 in the Simplicity and the size 8 in the pants. No adjustments or changes!
Construction notes: I love that Mimi G has a sew along with her pattern, it’s a simple make but seeing it made is really helpful. I just used this video instead of the instructions in the packet.
Additional thoughts: I will absolutely make the simplicity pattern again and can’t wait to try the pants! I may try to size down in the cami or attempt a small bust adjustment next time. As for the Pomona Pants, I like that they use such a wide elastic as I think that looks less pajama but I do wish there were more pocket options. The instructions and construction of both were very clear and easy to make!
I had such a great time working on this challenge and every day I got more and more inspired by people that tagged me on Instagram. Go check out the hashtag to see everyone’s amazing recreations!
Sometimes I see things in stores and think, “I could definitely make that myself!” I thought I’d start a series where I show inspiration, fabric ideas, and a pattern that would indeed let you, make it yourself!
Thought I would start today with a cool weather staple, the blazer. I’ve seen so many great iterations of this around lately but I picked three styles that seem to be everywhere and would present a fun challenge to try and sew your own.
First up is a basic and I thought this Classic Gap blazer in the camel color would be something you could wear for years to come. I found a wool gabardine in camel from Fabric.com that is on the pricier side but looks to be amazing quality. I have this Melissa Watson for Palmer/Pletsch blazer earmarked to make this fall if I have time. It’s a unisex pattern so Chris could get one too! The Palmer/Pletsch patterns always have great advice on fitting and I think for a first blazer this could help you have a great experience sewing it up.
The Oversized blazer look is still going strong and I love the idea of making it in a bolder Wool Blend in Plaid like this one from Style Maker Fabrics. M7876 has an oversized, slouchy version that I think would look very cool.
I loved this Isabel Marant blazer I found on Shop Bop and Style Maker has a lot of classic plaids and herringbones that would work for it like this Woven Plaid in black and Cream. I originally picked this Burda pattern but,after getting this post ready, realized it’s a knit pattern! Which honestly I think would be a great option and Style Maker has this double knit that would give you the exact same look but maybe be even a little bit more comfortable to wear and easier to fit.
Any trends you’re loving for fall that you’d like to see me try and find fabric and patterns for? Or any fall favorites you’re just getting excited to wear as soon as it cools down? Let me know!