Every once in a while, I want to make something to run around in that is a little bit crazy and outside of my norm.
On a recent YouTube webcast by Peggy Sagers of Silhouette patterns, she showed some leggings using some new fabric she has on her website…neon greenish-yellow with black animal print. Yikes! you might say, but they are really cool. So I made an entire outfit that I plan to wear to an afternoon birthday party with the family at a casual restaurant and arcade. Perfect!
Pattern and Fabric Deets:
Self-made: Poncho/Cape click here for a tutorial. Fabric: Quilted Acrylic/Virgin Wool blended with Nylon bought at FabricMart.com (unfortunately they don’t have it anymore).
StyleArc: Laura Knit Leggings. Fabric: Wild Cotton Jersey with stretch in both directions bought at SilhouettePatterns.com
RTW: New Boots bought at DSW (the most amazing shoe store EVER!!) I swear they pay me to shop there ;).
Now for the pictures….
If you’ve reached the bottom….thanks for taking a gander! I had so much fun planning, sewing and wearing this today. I had many looks and compliments [blush] :). Do you ever sew outside your normal style box? Please do feel free to comment either way….like or not, I so love to read comments.
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Besides the awkward name of this pattern, it is on trend right now and I liked this as soon as I saw it. I pre-ordered it from Islander Sewing Systems when I got the email from Janet Pray. The hefty price tag made me pause a day or two, but I kept thinking about it and went ahead because there was a discount for the pre-order. I like her method of factory techniques so I was sure to be happy.
I’ve never owned a cape before and with the rapidly decreasing temperatures, I began searching for the perfect fabric and found this AWESOME Wool/Poly blend at Fabric Mart (sold out, wah). It is a heavy weight Boucle suiting and was $5/yard; can’t beat that! I had some really nice silk lining I’d purchased 2 1/2 years ago from the Vogue Fabrics booth at the sewing expo in Puyallup, WA. I think I paid $6/yard, but since it was fairly old stash, I considered it FREE. But seriously it cost me $27 in fabric, $20 for the pattern and $5 for the buttons for a total of $52. I’m not certain, but if I bought it RTW, I might have paid over $200 bucks!
The pattern boasts garment industry techniques, thus the “Express” as well as no fitting. Continue reading →