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Knocking Off the Hit List

Pattern Reviews - Skirt: Simplicity 1072 • Shirt: New Look 6217
Fabric: Joann Fabrics

Hey Loves!

I received my March 2017 issue of Essence Magazine.   I always check out the pages that show fashion trends first.   For all you fashionistas and sewcialists, Ava DuVernay is wearing a cute dress.   I'm thinking about replicating it soon.

Anyway, I'm here to talk about the Ann Taylor matching set on the hit list (page 24). It's really cute and simple.  Awesome print and simple design...that's me!  So guess what I did.   That's right.   I made a matching set.

I found a sweater knit with a fun print in my stash and the set was born.   I used two of my go to patterns: Simplicity 1072 and New Look 6217.  They are both really simple wardrobe staples.  The type of pattern you'll use over and over again.   I'm doing just that.

They are great for practicing techniques.   I did a great job with print matching on the skirt, but that shirt.   The shirt prints don't match up at all. I would have redone it but I didn't have enough fabric left over.   That sucks!  But, I rocked it anyway.   The top is also a little roomier than I normally wear because forgot to take out an inch in the back because I cut it on the cold.   I think I'm going to add some casing and elastic to the back.   I think that will help define the waist.

What's your?  Where do you get inspiration?

Until next time, Smooches!

DJ






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