It's summer time and that means vacation time! I want to sew some trendy clothes to wear on vacation this summer! I am so honored to be a part of the Sew What Do I Wear Summer Vacation Edition Blog tour sponsored by Made for Mermaids and Patterns for Pirates!
Have you noticed all of the mannequins at the stores are wearing off the shoulder tops? Or all of those silly ads I see on Facebook have models with off the shoulder tops. So, when I was thinking about what to sew for vacation it was obvious that I was going to use the Mama Daphne to make an off the shoulder top. I used a rayon challis on my top to make it the perfect weight for summer.
Once I chose a top it was time to make some shorts, I looked in my closet and realized my favorite shorts are rayon challis so I knew the Mama Lucy shorts were just what I needed. I paired a red Rayon challis with a red lace to make one of my favorite outfits of the summer. I made a few alterations to perfect my look. First, I hemmed each piece of my rayon challis and then I sewed the shorts together as written as if the lace and rayon were one piece. (I hemmed the rayon challis 1.5" so it was definitely shorter than the lace.) I also added a flat front to the shorts, this gave them a more chic look that I was wanting. (Before I added the flat front the lace gathered in the front in a way I did not like.) Now it's time to explore!