I'm back today with my 4th of July outfit. I found the cutest pairing with Simplicity 8094. I was looking for something light and breezy, but I didn't want shorts or a dress. I've had this pattern for a minute, but couldn't find the time to put it to fabric.
The traditional colors for the 4th are Red, White, and Blue. I know you might think that I've missed my mark without red. but trust me, I've got my red somewhere...lol. And I don't normally show my patriotic colors so vividly. I actually think blue jeans are so appropriate with a tank top, but this year I'm going for the adult look on the 4th.
I had recently gotten some fabric in from Fabric Mart and I had a nice piece of ITY with blue and white stripes in that shipment. My first initial thought was a dress, but when I looked at this pattern my mind quickly rearranged things to fit a pair of exquisite leggings into my closet. I don't know which one I like more, the top or the pants.
Here we go.
Pattern Description: Misses’ knit tunic with length variations, with or without slits and pockets. Pattern also includes shorts and legging
Pattern Sizing: 12-20
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
Fabric Used: ITY Jersey
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I lengthened the back of View F and shaped it to give a shirt tail effect.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, Yes
Conclusion: I loved this pattern. It was an easy fix and the leggings were totally awesome. I don't normally feel so strongly about leggings because I have tried other patterns before and they always seem to lack something ( either too baggy, waistline too high, legs too long ), but these leggings were a perfect fit for me. There weren't any alterations needed for these. I liked the long look of view C, but felt that I wouldn't wear that view as much as a shorter version, so I altered the back of view F at the back bottom because I didn't want the squared off back. I think it was a good choice for me and it made my top very flowy.
I hope everyone has a beautiful and safe 4th of July. Have fun and until next time...
Lot Of Love