Thursday, 26 October 2017
I am very excited about this edition of Sew What Do I Wear, because working in an office I am always after new work appropriate outfits!
I've been in a bit of a work wear rut lately - sometimes I just end up rotating the same few outfits, so I jumped at the chance to sew up a few fresh items to add to my wardrobe!
First up I made a Brunch Blouse - I went with the short sleeve dress option and used a nice floaty rayon.
I love how quickly this dress comes together - there's no setting in of sleeves to do thanks to the nice neat little dolman sleeves, so it has just three seams!
I love the shaping the back seam gives the dress, it just nips it in around the waist. I like to style mine with a waist belt and layer a cardi over on chillier days. (This cardigan is shop bought, but a Grandpa cardi or Cocoon Cardigan would work perfectly)
Next up, I made a Mama Quinn shirt and I used two front pieces to give it a V back. I used chiffon, which is a bit slippy to work with, but I think it's worth the outcome! Just use lots of pins and take it slow!
To go with my top I made a Pirate pencil skirt using some wine coloured scuba knit. This skirt is another really quick easy sew and the best part - it's free! It's comfy and easy to wear, but still smart enough for the office. I will more than likely pop a blazer on with this outfit as it's getting colder here in the UK!
I am in love with my final outfit, I used the Timeless Tunic pattern and made it in this fantastic Liberty cotton lawn. I think this pattern and fabric were made for each other!
I went with the short sleeve dress options for my version - but there are tonnes of other options included with this pattern to get lots of different looks.
Again I like to accessorise with a waist belt (although it's not needed as the waist is elasticated - it's just for looks!)
I chose to layer it with a Gandpa Cardi which I made in a navy rayon spandex. I added pockets - because we all love a pocket! And used the banded sleeve and bottom hem options.
This outfit is just so easy to wear, and it works just as well layered over leggings at the weekend. I will definitely get tonnes of wear out of it!
Make sure you check out the rest of the beautiful ladies on this tour: