Happy New Year everyone! We’re four days into the new year now, so I hope you’re off to a good start. I don’t have a long list of changes or promises for the new year. The only thing I will say about 2017 is this: I have a desire to go to the next level. That means I want to kick it up a notch. How that plays out will remain to be seen. If you’re not already subscribed to my blog, I invite you to get subscribed today to insure that you don’t miss out on what I believe will be a fantastic year of sewing. So let’s get into it with my Happy New Year Outfit for 2017.
Happy New Year Outfit – 2017
My first look for 2017 includes two pieces. I created the dress using a Burda Shirt Pattern with raglan sleeves that I lengthened to just below the knee, which is the perfect length for the knee-high boots. This pattern is super easy, as stated on the pattern envelope (beginner friendly). It only requires 4 pattern pieces and can be made in about an hour. I’m in love with this pattern and I’ve already picked out several fabrics from my stash to make another dress and two or three shirts. The gorgeous fabric used for this dress is another lightweight stretch knit from my stash that I picked up from the Michael Levine Loft. It has a gorgeous shimmering effect that isn’t captured in the photos, similar to a metallic knit. The floor length kimono vest is another easy sew that’s a great piece for beginners. I used an open-weave knit for this one–also from my Michael Levine Loft stash (available on website). To make the sleeveless option, only 2 pattern pieces are required. There’s nothing more exciting for me than sewing together an outfit using incredibly easy patterns with simple lines and allowing the fabric choices to give them life. Then of course the accessories have to be added in the complete the look. I’m very pleased with the outcome, and proud to wear this as my first 2017 DIY. It’s actually for our next date night this weekend. Now I’m pretty sure you’re all wondering, “Who is this lady on Anita’s blog?” Teehehehee!!! It’s me!!! I’m playing around with new hair. I was ready for a change so I purchased this new wig. Tell me what you think. I really do love how wigs have improved since back in the day when my mother and aunts wore them. They’re very lightweight and can look pretty natural if you work with them. There are so many cute short wigs out there, but not every wig looks good on every head. This one is called Fab Fringe by Sensationnel. It comes a lot fuller and longer in the front, but I went in and shortened and thinned it out a bit with my razor comb because I don’t like hair covering my eyes. I also thinned the sides. I like it but I don’t LOVE it yet, and I need to love it to keep wearing it. So I’ll rock it for a minute to see if it grows to the love stage. I used to change my hair all the time, but I haven’t made any changes in years. Since my husband is retiring, I think it’s time to spice it up a bit. So, if you start seeing a lady on my blog with different hair styles, it’s just me, having a little fun. Hehehe!
Create the Look
- Dress Pattern = Burda 6990 (View D) with length modification
- Kimono Pattern = New Look 6378 (View A)
- Dress Fabric = Options SIMILAR
- Kimono Fabric = Metallic Sweater Knit
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