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M6886: Back to Basics

Hey Loves!

Have you ever looked in your closet full of clothes and thought I don't have anything to wear?!  Come on! Be honest with yourself.  I do it all the time.  Recently, I had an epiphany about my closet.  It's full of special occasion stuff.  It's full of things I don't want to wear often because they are so memorable.  Even if I change up the accessories and shoes or add a cardigan or blazer, it doesn't make much of a difference.

I struggled with why it was so hard to get past that.  I initially thought it was the fabric.  Oh, I love a bright fun print!  My closet is pretty colorful. That wasn't the issue because I have some brightly colored clothes that I switch up all the time.  I kept thinking.  It's the design!  It's the flounce, split, ruffle, etc. that makes it hard to style again.

I said to myself it's the extras you can't get past.  I'll just make simpler designs in fun fabrics!  I started with this one a Tried N True pattern, M6886, made using a textured knit from FabricMart.  I love it!
M6886 in Cotton/Rayon/Lycra Snakeskin Jacquard from FabricMart

It's a super easy design that can be dressed up or down.  Here's how I styled it for work with a shirt from Target and booties from Cape Robbin

I'm so excited about all the styling options available for dress.  This is going to be fun.

What are your favorite simple patterns that really goes the extra mile?

Until next time, SMOOCHES!



Unknown said…
Hey Gorgeous! You look great. I think at some point, most of us go through some sort of wardrobe phase. I has to do with growing. And it's always pleasure to experience growth. Take care and thanks for sharing.


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