This post is long overdue, considering that I posted the pictures of this outfit at least a couple of weeks ago on Instagram. I feel like I’ve been moving through a slow moving brain fog lately, where I’m working and doing things, yet my mind hasn’t settle on one thing at a time. It doesn’t help that all I can think about these days is a much needed vacation and some down time. I’m hoping that by summer once my current work situation wraps up, I’ll get to take some extended time off along with a vacation that‘s now been booked and paid for to a tropical location. So now that my vacation birthday trip is booked, I’m ecstatic. This matching set is the beginning of what I hope is to be all me-made vacation looks. I normally don’t sew for vacations, but this year seemed like a good chance to see if I can accomplish it. Even as I type this I’m already 75% done with my next vacation look, but ran out of fabric, oops. Thankfully Mood Fabrics has more in stock, despite me buying that fabric a while ago, so I’m just awaiting the delivery of that, which will hopefully be this week.
Flowy Button-up Top: Fibr & Cloth Studio’s Agave Top. This is a great true MVP pattern. It’s flowy and has the classic features of a button up. There is something so gratifying good about sewing this pattern up. I even love that Alexis included a great sew-along video for the back yoke and the collar. Like all Fibr & Cloth Studio patterns, they are size inclusive and leave room for you to sew in between sizes without losing the design ascetics. In a sewing world where most people over the size 8/10 are limited often, it’s so good when an Indie pattern company out of the gate recognizes that we’re not all petite sized 4 people.
Trousers – Sammi Woven Pants from Style Arc . This is now my second pair of these trousers and they fall under my tried and true patterns to use. The silhouette of these pants are everything and I’m sure before the summer is out I will have made a couple more of them.
FABRIC – For this matching set I used the Viscose Jacquard version of this fabric (which I also own!) that I found at Mood Fabrics Los Angeles. It’s the perfect summer/warm weather fabric. It’s got a bit of slipperiness to it due to the nature of viscose, but it’s still worth the extra work for the benefits of this beautiful fabric. This fabric is part of Mood Fabrics Eco fabric lines and their Mood Exclusives, which I absolutely adore both in looks and price point.
STYLE – I had on a pair of Nine West Sandals that I bought to replace my old favorite pair of neutral tan ones that I literally wore so much the heel fell off!