Pin It, Wear It

Today we’re going to play Pin It, Wear It. This is where we take some kind of fashion inspiration photo we’ve had on a Pinterest board and figure out how we can recreate that with clothes we already have. Got it? If you want to play along, leave me a comment and let me know what you came up with!

First up, the pin!

I have had this on my ‘fashion inspiration‘ board for awhile. I think I was drawn to the colors first, I love these two bold jewel tones together, and then I liked the shape of it all next. The slouchy, flowy vibe but you can still see her body. The lines just work.

Here’s my interpretation!

I knew I had the right green pants! These are Vogue 9302 and I made them out of some vintage twill a few years ago. I did not have quite the same color pink in a sweater as my inspiration, but this rosy color sweater that I was gifted actually suits me better I think and plays with the green in the same way. I added boots (because it’s winter here) and a half tuck to make sure my waist didn’t get lost.

I feel like the vibe is pretty close and I don’t know that I would have paired these colors together without the Pin to go off of! How do you think I did?

My Fall Module/// Butterick 6378

I have my final piece of my fall module to show you today and it may be my favorite! To see everything I’ve made as a part of this collection, click here!

The idea for this top absolutely started with this amazing Atelier Brunette Autumn Posey Rayon Dobby in Chestnut. I’ve had my eye on it for months and when I was planning this module, decided this was the print I wanted to go with. In working through The Conscious Closet (you can see my whole series on the book here!) I realized that I am more of a solids gal. I like color and playing around with color mixing, but find I wear less prints in general. So when I kept thinking about this fabric, I knew it was one worth throwing in the mix!

I am absolutely loving the seventies fashion inspiration right now and this pattern B6378 felt like a modern take on a seventies blouse. I made version B in a size 12 and it has turned out to be one of my best made garments yet. The finishes are beautiful and the fit is pretty perfect. I didn’t make any alterations and I found the instructions and construction of the neck facing and neck tie to be really well done.

I’ve paired it here with my pink Pietra pants. I don’t know if this is too much pink, but I kind of dig these two pieces together and feel like Harry Styles might approve of this outfit!

I love that I was able to fall in love with a print and imagine it made up as something lovely and then create exactly what I wanted. Sometimes sewing really does feel like magic.