Hey Peoples I am super-duper late with this post. I promise if you read along with me it will be worth the wait. So as you know from a previous post before Blogger Scene: Winter 2015. I was planning on an outfit to wear to the Blogger Scene event (as I always do), well not to just plan an outfit but sew it. Going out whether it be a social, cocktail party or fashion event is always a good excuse to clutter up my house with thread, cutting boards, fabric, a serger and sewing machine.
Unlike other times where I am always working down to the wire to come up with something (Don’t know why but I always get a procastinators rush when I am near a deadline), I decided to pace myself and span my whole sewing process out a weeks time. So this is how my process would work, one day would be for pattern prepping. This is where I would get my commercial pattern that I plan to use, trace it on a separate paper and cut out my pattern pieces. I would also wash my fabric to pre shrink any fibers to ensure I don’t have any fit issues later when I do decide to launder my garment. The next day would be just for cutting my fabric with my pattern pieces. The remaining days after would be just dedicated to sewing my garment. Sounds easy right, I did too lol. However my executed outfit choice didn’t go as planned. I will get back to that a little later, but for before I do lets discuss Blogger Scene…
For those who haven’t read my past post Blogger Scene DC or never heard of a Blogger Scene Event I’ll brief you on the details. Blogger Scene is a series of Cocktail Parties hosted by DMV Bloggers Ashley of Ashley In DC and Sisters Natalie and Erika of The Fashionably Broke. The purpose of these parties are to provide a venue for other local DMV bloggers to network, socialize and learn the ins and outs of blogging through a panel of seasoned bloggers. This event took place this past January at the Gryphon in DC.
Now its not all just talking and sipping cocktails there is also a fun aspect to these events…the giveaways. I guarantee you my main drive for going is not for the hopes of winning something. As a matter of fact I feel like I am winning when I am getting out the house lol.
Well at least the people I roll with are winners. Both of my girls Tanya and my Sis Sommar of Do it With Sass were the few of the lucky winners that night.
My Oh So Fab Crew!!! Lt to rt Sommar, Tanya and Ye. But wait a second do you see my girl Ye’s Jacket though. We will save that for another post being that I don’t want to be all over the place lol.
Alright so now your wondering ok Coco, well where are you and what did you wear to Blogger Scene. Oh yes, right my outfit. Ok so back to my sewing-in-pace process. Though it was very effective with regards to me keeping time and not rushing another sewing project, the original outfit just didn’t work out. I know all that planning, cutting and sewing. I didn’t anticipate the fitting process. Booooooo. My plans were to wear a pencil skirt and a funky sweatshirt I had made. Its ok though, I kept my composure and just did what I do best, go back to the drawing board and improvise. I keep forgetting I’m sewing for a different body type and I’m not built like I’m use to. Yeah your girl is carrying a little extra weight. Lets just say #LeggoMyPreggo.
For this outfit I used the Megan Nielsen Maternity Ruched Pencil Skirt Pattern. Thankfully this skirt is easy and quick to sew since I found myself again in a procrastinating position. I simply paired the skirt with a black wrap top I already had in my wardrobe, and complimented my outfit with some simple jewelry and metallic heels. The fabric I used came from one of my Mom’s friends who was selling all of her fabric. I lucked out with this floral knit. All in all I am satisfied on how it turned out. Guess I will be doing less with wovens and more with knits now I have a bump as an accessory.
This is going to be an interesting sewing journey for me as I’ve never had to sew anybody’s maternity anything. I’m sure I will have some hiccups along the way, but I accept the challenge. Besides with a little faith and prayer all things are possible.
Til Next Time