I am such a slacker lol Blogging is a lot of work! But if I want to grow my blog I must be more consistent.. Last blog entry was January and that is soooo not acceptable.. However I have quite a few posts in cue and I promise to become more consistent! If you have tips for me please share I would love to hear them!
Anyway! Happy Belated Mother’s Day to all the mother’s, soon to be, and those that have stepped in to fulfill the mother role! You are loved!
My baby boy came down for Mother’s Day to visit and I was ever to happy! I had all you can eat brunch and mimosas set up at Zengo’s in DC
(You know foo foo food) and he hated it LOL I myself enjoyed it. Although he told me it was ok I will be more mindful next time to choose a place we both like this was not I!
He decided to snap me while moving the food out the way lol
As you can see this is a black and white top made with a cotton gauze fabric made by JCrew. I used New Look 6130 ..
Full Outfit view with linen pants also New Look 6271
It was dark on the first floor but I decided to post it anyway lol
My baby boy who is 24 🙂
They gave all the mothers roses for Mother’s Day 🙂
Pattern Review – New Look 6130 and 6271
Pattern Description: New Look 6130 – Misses’ Sportswear. Misses’ peplum top with neckline and sleeve variations, slim pants, pencil skirt and tie belt.
New Look 6271 – Misses’ Skirt in Three Lengths and Pants or Shorts
Pattern Sizing: I cut a 12 for the 6130 and a 14 for the 6271.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes just like the photo!
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes for the most part, both are straight forward and easy to follow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Nothing the are both great basic staples.
Fabric Used: For the top I used a cotton gauze one piece had dominating white flowers and the other piece has black dominating flowers. Both pieces are black and white made by JCrew that I had in my stash. The fabric for the pants are linen and I made them last year.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did widen the waist a bit, why I do not know because its too big. The fabric needed a heavier weight interface at the neckline b/c the opening flops instead of lying flat. The pants I would add pockets in the future because I kept trying to put things in the pockets and weren’t any 🙁
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes I would. Both patterns are pretty basic and you can create in any color almost any fabric. Basic and easy pieces.
Conclusion: Great basic pieces!
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Clutch Bag: Authentic Alligator skin by Juliette Jake
Shoes: COACH heels from Bloomingdales
Sunnies: CHANEL aviators