After the rather long season of Lent, the catholic school I work for is having a huge Easter/spring break of almost 2 weeks! Just the inspiration I needed to finally create a dedicated sewing area in my house (i.e. moving off the dining room table into a bedroom corner). After two weekends of moving and reorganizing, my sewing space is ready!
Now, I want a spring project to sew. I really love the wide-leg soft draping pants coming out this season. Here’s a professional version:
I also love Mimi G’s version:
Honestly, I have a little cyber-obsession with Mimi G right now. Anyway, I picked up this pattern for my sewing room. It is my favorite one she’s done with Simplicity.
I absolutely love the shirt and pants. Her sew-a-long video also has a more casual version with camo pants and a sheer blue knit top with denim jacket. I’ve also been following this blog. I find the fashion inspiration from Rio’s Carnival reminds me of living in Brazil and translates well to my life in Florida. Look at these colors:
Of course, the translation to street fashion is in busy, colorful prints that cover the body. LOVE! Here’s the jersey I chose based on the blues and pinks in my color inspiration photo:
I’ve decided to cut it using McCalls 6514 because it is sized for knits and doesn’t have darts. This jersey is fairly slinky and lightweight, so gathers are a more appropriate shaping method. We’ll see how it goes!