Most of you know I love to drape and self draft. I do have a few items that I drafted myself and I love the imaginative creativity of options that it offers. So I'm going to continue on this path to design a lot of my own things but I will still be predominantly using patterns because I'm not that good at it yet. So this post is going to be about another self drafted outfit I created.
It started with a picture I saw in the catalog for Boston Proper. I love the clothing in this magazine! However, some of their pieces tend to be a little bit pricey! But they do have beautiful clothing and I like the way they style their clothing, especially for mature women. So I keep a lot of the magazines for inspiration. That's what that me to this post. I saw this picture in one of their magazines and cut it out and placed it on my inspiration board.
Well the other day I looked at it and thought, "I'm going to make this one today". So I went to my fabric stash and found this beautiful gray sweater knit purchased from Michael Levine. It has great recovery and a four way stretch. Since I already have a quick peplum pattern I drafted (which is a favorite!) I created on this post here, I started with this one. I also have a very nice pants pattern I drafted for Ponte knits, I posted here. With these two patterns already drafted, it made this outfit a very quick and inexpensive one to make. I actually created this entire outfit in just a few hours!
Please forgive me for not glamorizing myself for you all today, I was being lazy!
You would not believe how comfortable this outfit is! It can be worn to work, out to dinner, out to a party, it's just a very versatile ensemble! And just think about the separate options too! I believe this one should be made again in a different color and I plan on it! Thanks Boston Proper for the inspiration!