Sunny Day to All,
I am super proud of this one. I wanted to wear something sexy and different to this event in Florida. I saw a two piece set on an instagram model and thought, "WOW... I can make that". This is the beauty of sewing. We see it, we like it, we make it and we rock it!
I self drafted the shorts and picked Simplicity 1538 to make the top. This is my very first button front shirt. I have always been scared of button front shirts. I am not sure why I was because this pattern was so easy to make. I actually made the shorts in about an hour and a half and the shirt in one evening. While sewing the shirt, I had a friend over and she kept me company the entire time. So timing was not an issue. We had some wine and talked all night while I made the shirt.
I am still working on my weight post surgery but I didn't care. I just wanted to please myself. I wanted to rock this crop top button front shirt with some shorts and that is what I did. It felt so good making this outfit and it felt so great wearing it. I paired it with my gold jewelry and my neon Steve Madden heels. My very good friend was kind enough to snap some pictures before we walked out. So here I am, sharing them with you guys with a big smile on my face. Enjoy these few pics.
I made some custom pleated sleeves. Please see below.
About the Pattern
Simplicity 1538 was the perfect choice and super easy. I chose view C and made some alterations to the pattern. I changed the sleeves. I self drafted them, made 2 huge pleats and used an elastic at the end. Super cute! This pattern is considered intermediate. The instructions are pretty easy to follow. As far as the shorts, I self drafted them and actually made 2 of them that night. This 2 piece set was a success. I will leave you guys with plenty of positive energy and a smile. Happy Sewing to You and don't forget to leave a comment.
Sewing is my therapy...
I developed the passion for sewing about 2 years ago. Follow my journey as a seamstress who is determine to make her entire wardrobe one garment at a time. Thanks for stopping by!