When Katy, from Wild and Wanderful, presented the idea of "Wear to Where?" I just couldn't help myself...which is typical for blog tours. #sewalltheblogtours
Being a stay at home mom and homeschooling mom, I don't really venture out to too many places other than the grocery store, Joann's and the occasional field trip. I know, LAME! It's what I do though, and I would change that for the world. As I was trying to decide which "place" I wanted to sew for, I really wanted to step out of my comfort zone...I have been doing that a LOT lately and it is so much fun learning new things.
So, the reason that I chose Date Night Out is because hubby and I have not been out on a date for over 3 years. We strive for a date night in once a week, but very rarely to we go out.
I really enjoyed sewing for this, and as I was sewing, I imagined all the places that I could go on a Date Night Out wearing this very outfit.
First piece I made were the pants. These are the SOS Knit Pants by Patterns for Pirates. I made the wide leg version, in a black ponte, from Joann's for a classy look that will go with just about anything. I go ahead and sew a longer inseam that I needed so that I could wear heels with them. Do you see those RED heels? I wish that I had gotten a better picture of them..they ROCK!!!!
Next I sewed the Lane Top from Shwin Designs. The fabric is a crepe (I think) from Joann's that has just the slightest bit of stretch in it which is perfect and so comfortable. I find it harder to find blouse patterns that are not knit, but this one really fit the bill. I love the subtle details in this shirt. Pleat in the back, button tab sleeves and curved hem!!!!! I will say that I need a bit more practice with curved hems...they are so tricky. If you have a good trick to sewing them, please leave it in the comments below.
Lastly, I made the Evelyn purse from KZJO Studio. OMG, this purse is ADORABLE! I love the patchwork detailing on it. I used a metal zipper to add a bit more class. All of the fabrics are from Joann's as well. The bottom half are both upholstery vinyl, and the floral is a quilting cotton that coordinated perfectly with the navy from my shirt! It was also a super quick sew, and her tips make sewing with a zipper very easy.
I just love every single piece that I made for my Date Night Out look, and I can't wait to mix and match them with my Capsule Wardrobe this winter. Thank you so much for stopping by!
Now let's talk giveaway prizes for this tour!!
For the sewists: Choice of 3 patterns from Cole's Creations, Choice of 3 patterns from Made for Mermaids, Pattern of choice from Patterns for Pirates, Pattern of choice from Scientific Seamstress, Sewing-tee of choice from Sewing Stadium, Pattern of choice from Simple Life Pattern Co, Pattern of choice from StitchArt
For the Fashionistas: Set of 6 cards from Designs by Nicolina, 30 minute Social Media/Copy Consult by Gardening in High Heels, Tee of choice from Handmade Escapade, $20 Store Credit from Jenny Penny Designs, Tumbler from Joy+Tren
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Cole's Creations | Designs by Nicolina | Gardening in High Heels
Handmade Escapade | Jenny Penny Designs | Joy+Tren
Made for Mermaids | Patterns for Pirates | Scientific Seamstress
Sewing Stadium | Simple Life Pattern Co | Stitch Art
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