Teal Appeal

This chilly weather came in like a thief in the night. I don’t know about you guys but I wasn't ready! Lucky for me, the new outfit I made is warm, cozy, and kept me quite comfortable during my photo shoot…

I am literally in awe at how cute this set turned out. I have to admit I was a bit nervous that the vision I had in my head would not look as good in reality, but it’s actually better than I imagined. To make the pants I used Mimi G’s Simplicity Pattern #8750 (surprise, surprise another Mimi G pattern lol). The pants themselves were pretty easy to assemble but I have to say I was thrown for a loop when it came to the snap buttons. I purchased 2 Dritz Snap Kits from my local Walmart. It was my first time working with these and I had no idea I’d need to break out my hammer for the installation process. They were pretty easy to apply though especially with the easy-to-follow instructions on the back of the package. I decided to go with the black ones as I figured they’d really pop against the teal colored pants. The fabric for these by the way was purchased at Fine Fabrics, a local warehouse in my area. It’s a jersey knit, but has an attached lining which makes them somewhat thick and definitely warm. I’ll be honest, the flare on the pants were alot wider than I expected. I felt like I looked kind of silly and decided to take them in a bit…only at the bottom. The top of the pants were a perfect fit. I have to admit I solicited the help of my husband in deciding which fabrics to use this go around because I was like a kid in a candy store and couldn’t decide on my own. I think he did a good job helping me narrow down my options.

For the top I used McCall’s Pattern #M7839. I made view B with the collar of view D. I wanted a loose, free fit so I also opted not to add the bands to the shirt bottom or the sleeves. I used a solid black jersey knit for the shirt and a matching wool plaid as a contrast for the sleeves. This was one of the easiest shirts I've ever made. I finished it literally in about 2 hours or less as the pattern was very easy to follow.

Overall I love how beautiful this outfit turned out. I think it looks very stylish and fashion forward. I’ll definitely use both patterns again for future creations. Also, I would be remiss if I didn’t shout my husband out for his help in deciding which fabrics to use for this set. He did a great job helping me narrow down my options. Thanks hunny! ;-) ‘Til next time you guys!