According to my sewing schedule last week I entered my business casual phase. I am almost 100% positive that I am done with sewing summer dresses and all those flirty tops and shorts, and entering the ne phase: sewing for work. This determination holds certain challenges, since while you are trying to make it interesting and fashionable there is only this much you can work with. There are certain fabrics allowed, definite color spectrum and of course a dress code, defining what you can and can not sew.
Since I am a very particular person, let’s look into the definition of business casual style: “For men: trousers/khakis and a shirt with a collar. For women: trousers/knee-length skirt and a blouse or shirt with a collar. No jeans. No athletic wear.” – according to Forbes. In my case I should say I am spending most of my work day on my feet, running the floor (restaurant job is never easy), so I will definitely choose practical and comfortable over super pretty. It does not mean that my clothing is ugly – no, but sometimes less is more. Quite conservative, with some fashion elements and accessories, but nothing too big that would limit my ability to move fast.
Fabric: navy blue ponte for skirt (very thick jersey like material, with a bit of a sleek shine to it) and blue and silver rayon for the blouse, as well as navy blue lace.
This is not the first time I worked with these patterns, in fact I made this panel skirt 3 times before. Pairing it up with navy blue cropped blazer and comfortable flats I believe this is a perfect outfit for a day at work.