Last Minute Outfit

10-traverseWhat happens when you decided you need a new outfit to go out that evening? When you sew, you never have to go shopping, you can just whip up a new one! And that’s exactly what happened this weekend!

I’ve had in my mind that I was going to use the Mauve Blue Floral Rows from July’s Knit Fix and the Rose Silk & Rayon Jersey from May’s Knit Fix for quite some time, I just didn’t know how. So I opted to use the floral rows with Jalie 2920, the leggings. For the top, I decided to branch out and try something different, George & Ginger’s Traverse Tee.

Since I’ve reviewed the leggings a ton, I’ll skip the review, but will say that I adore this pair so much…. too bad that I found a tiny hole around the knee area later in the evening (I have no idea if that was there when I sewed, I snagged it, etc.). Fortunately it’s pretty hidden in the pattern, so I’ll try to ‘repair it’ this week. The top, well, I’m not as excited about. First off, I don’t think it’s particularly flattering on me. It had a tendency to bunch up around my midriff and made me feel very ‘fluffy’ (part of this is due to the fabric which has a great amount of stretch and drape, but was very clingy as well). There is also a lot of design elements going on with this one: bat wing, off the shoulder, scrunchy tunic length, with 3/4 sleeves, (plus my material was on the sheer side) so I just feel sort of odd wearing it. The pattern was extremely easy to put together (no pages to trim) and was just as easy to sew. I may decide to try this pattern again with a different material, but I’m not really in love with it so I’m not in a hurry to try this again.