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2 NEW GARMENTS = 6 NEW OUTFITS IN THE SUMMER WARDROBE
I made a new shell and a new pair of pants for the Summer Wardrobe I've been working on. They led to new combinations, and I can't wait to show you!
First, I made a pair of straight-leg, ankle length pants from Easy Ageless Cool. The pockets on these are great--overlap 2 side panels and viola: a pocket. I used antique pearl buttons to close the pockets and paired these pants with the previously made shell for my first new outfit.
Of course I chose this print in a Simplify Your Life top to work with the plum One-Seam Pants that I made earlier. But it has green in it too, so it works with these new Easy Ageless Cool pants.
In evening temperatures, I could wear this shirt with 3/4-length sleeves with these new pants.
Layering with old and new pieces: the new pants with previously made shell and shirt.
So here are the new Easy Ageless Cool pants with a new Putting It Together shell. I was lucky--after I cut out the pants, I realized I had enough fabric for another shell. Also, I think this look in one color from head to toe is a bit dressier, even though the whole wardrobe has a casual summer vibe.
This is the same outfit but I've added the shirt from The Blouse Perfected. Two new garments, 6 new outfits. Good thing we all know our times tables!
Remember this? It's the first one I showed you on the Stitch to Style blog. I modified the pattern to shorten the sleeves, and I had fun with the stripes. This was the first shirt to match the plum-colored pants.
The idea was to create a group of cool, easy garments for a breezy summer vacation. (Maybe next year?)
And this was the second top to match the plum-colored One-Seam pants. You may recall that I pulled in the pants at the hem with a button sewed on through a pleat. See the detail at Stitch to Style.
One plus of coordinating your colors is that you can extend your wardrobe effortlessly. My goal was to have 3 tops per pant, but by combining the two striped tops, I made a fourth outfit with no additional effort. Winner!!