AtlantaSewingStyle just finished our very first summer photo shoot over the weekend. We made an outfit featuring all white and another using Ankara.
This is my white look or what I like to call my White Party look.
Because my last two looks for our group shots were both maxi dresses, I really wanted to make a pants outfit this time.
I originally thought of making a jumpsuit but I still have the white crepe jumpsuit that I made a few years ago using Vogue 1506…… See Here. I thought I’d get more wear out of white seperates than a white jumpsuit.
The fabric is a white mid weight cotton tshirt knit picked up locally from the Fabric Joint!
- When I previously made this pattern I had cut off the top of the pattern at the foldline because I added a seperate waistband instead of going with the folded down waistband. I add a seperate elasticized waistband this time also. The waistband I added is 2 inches tall. This time I also removed about 1.5 inches from both the front and back crotch height so that the waistand stopped right around my belly button.
- I lined the pants.
- I omitted the pockets because of how clingy the fabric is and I didn’t want to add bulk to my upper thigh area.
- No changes other than I serged both the bottom edge of the top and the ruffle instead of hemming. I wish I had lined the bodice but I didn’t have enough fabric for that.
- I originally cut a size 12 but it was too big around the chest area. I recut a size 10 and grated out to a 14 below the waist.
I really loved wearing this outfit. It was just as easy to wear as it was to make.
I’ll be posting my Ankara look in a couple of days but until then I’ll leave you with a few more of my favorite pics from the shoot.