Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a wonderful week so far. It’s Wednesday, so only two more work days until the weekend break. I’ve been busy organizing my sewing studio and getting prepared for the Beginner’s Sewing Course. For those of you who will be joining me on this journey, be sure to check in each week so you don’t miss the announcement for the start date. If you’ve already subscribed to the Blog you will receive an email notification when that announcement is posted here. To subscribe simply scroll down to the bottom of this page (before the comments), enter your email address in the designated box, and click the subscribe button. It’s that simple. Get ready, because I’ve chosen some fun, but simple, pieces for you to create as you learn to sew. Ooooh, I can’t wait to get you started and see all your lovely creations.
Sweater Cardigan & Skirt
I’m so in love with this outfit that I can hardly stand myself. When I first purchased this fabric I wasn’t sure what I would make with it, but I knew that whatever I decided would be fabulous. The fabric is a medium weight sweater knit and feels amazing. I picked it up from the Michael Levine Loft in Los Angeles. At the Loft, fabric is only $3/pound, so I scored. It cost me under $15 to make this sweater cardigan & skirt. That’s insane people! The pattern and accessory details are listed below. The cardigan can be worn with a pair of jeans or leggings for a more casual look.
As I write this post I’m sitting in our favorite hotel in Las Vegas, looking out at the city through the humongous window that takes up the entire outer wall. My husband and I are not gamblers, so that’s not what draws us to Las Vegas. We come here to eat and see the shows. We’re not sure which show we’ll see this time, as we’ve decided to live on the “wild” side and try a same-day ticket purchase at one of the discount booths. We’ll see how that goes. I’ll be wearing my new outfit to dinner tomorrow night, and the show if we get tickets. I’m gonna feel so pretty!
Create the Look
- Cardigan = Simplicity 8059 (American Sewing Guild) View D
- Skirt = Simplicity 1104 (Cynthia Rowley) View C
- Fabric = Michael Levine Loft
- Shoes = Off Saks 5th
- Hat = Burlington Coat Factory (old purchase)
- Handbag = Aldo Shoes
What About You?
Do you like this fabric? What would you create with it? I’d love to hear from you.
Thanks for stopping by.
Remember: “When you live in your design, it is from there that you shine.”
All photos courtesy of CEMO!