How my inspiration comes to life…………………..
When strolling pinterest I happened upon a top that was completely my style. I loved the slouchy silhouette, the sleek and simpleness was my aesthetic all together.
When I spot a piece of clothing I like, almost instantly recall a pattern I have that can be altered to make my inspiration come to life.
I have over 400 patterns and oddly enough, I can recall every one of them which makes the inspiration to reality process quick and seamless. Because creating a pattern from scratch beginning to end is a lengthy process, this allows me to whip up looks I love weekly.
The pattern used for this top was Butterick B5791 view A with the following alterations:
-Removed the flap V-neck and added a square neck
-Added 4″ to the length of the upper front sleeve
-Added 2 folded over pleats to the front
-Added elastic to the waist and wrists
-Added a graduated taper to the sleeve slope (see image)
The fabric used for this top was this heavy weight black & white herringbone suiting from Moodfabrics.com which is a stiffer drape with a stretch, perfect for structured dresses and maybe even a lined coat.
The pants were made a while back here