For multiple fashion seasons we have seen chic paired with comfy, glamour hidden underneath simplicity and vise versa. I have always enjoyed the innovation of the look, I have pinned many pictures on my Pinterest and finally I brought it to life in this new make!
MY INSPIRATION COLLAGE FOR OVERSIZED SHAWL COAT
As majority of you know – I am a BIG Project Runway fan and I am following the new season with reflecting on the challenges that contestants have and creating my own pieces, based on that. My take off wasn’t as great, as I started with a hopeful mind, but then the lack of time and ever-growing pressure at work got in the way.
I finally got some time off and deiced do dive into sewing! This outfit consists out of one new make – which is the oversized shawl coat and two makes of the past – sleeveless top made almost 2 yrs ago and the awesome pants that I made as a part of my last years submission for Project Runway. So let’s get to it:
OVERSIZED SHAWL COAT:
Pattern: Burda Style open coat pattern from 11/2015 magazine
Fabric: this pullower knit ( I got it on sale at Hankock fabrics)
Sewing: easy to sew, however I would not recommend starting this project if you do not own an overlock. overlock is perfect for this project, allowing you to complete it quick and easy, and mess free. for a regular sewing machine this fabric would be too thick to go through. the only semi-challenging part about this project was matching the stripes. Also, this pattern will require a wide fabric on the fold, as the sleeves are traced out as one piece with the bodice. you can also cut the sleeves off, and then cut them out as separate pieces. I was actually considering that, but my fabric was wide enough to accommodate the full pattern. I also hand finished the edges of the shawl collar and bottom, since if I would have done that my serger or sewing machine the edges would curl and won’t stay flat.
Accessories: pearl necklace from New York Company
Pattern: Burda Style pattern from 2/2014 magazine
Fabric: grey fabric is 100% cotton, black fabric is stretch satin.
Sewing: it is a challenging project. By using 2 different fabrics you have to make sure that everything is symmetrical and aligned perfectly, to no to cause any disproportion. Cigarette pants are all about the fit, and these ones fit wonderfully. I should probably write a separate post about it, since I love making a good cigarette pant!
SLEEVELESS TOP: read original post here
Pattern: Burda Style top –
Fabric: silk/satin in beautiful print
Sewing: it is a very easy project to tackle, perfect for beginners. When I started sewing I was excited about more difficult projects, but easier, quicker projects made me actually feel good about my sewing in early stages.