Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Hawthorn Sew Along

One of my goals for this year was to start dressing more like an adult and less like a college kid. I seem to be stuck in a fashion rut, I wear jeans and a t-shirt almost everyday, and frankly I want to be more stylish. I decided I would start sewing more items for my wardrobe this year. Unfortunately I am still trying to lose the baby weight so trying to find flattering clothes has been an issue. I came across the Hawthorn from Colette Patterns and it looked so flattering on the model that I decided to participate in the sew along.

Since it was a menswear inspired design I decided to use cotton shirting fabric from Joann's. I had intended on making this in a plaid material but I couldn't find any color combinations I liked so I went with stripes instead.

I cut the front and the sleeves on a bias to create a "v" design on the front. You can't tell from this picture but I used blue buttons and I decided to add a black ribbon detail to separate the top from the peplum. Have I told you how much I love peplum's?

Here I am trying my best to model without looking at the camera. Anyways I really love my top and I think it looks great on me. It's a great shirt that can be dressed down with jeans and flip flops or dressed up with a nice skirt and heels. Overall the pattern was really great, it had very detailed and clear instructions and was easy to follow. I wasn't a fan of how many pattern pieces were needed to make the shirt. It seemed like I was cutting forever and that sucked. The sew along is over but you can find the first day of the sew along here.

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