Just add Detail

Monday, March 23, 2015

Good morning! I hope you enjoyed your spring weekend. The weather couldn't have been more beautiful! It was so nice, that I caught a pretty good sunburn; one of the many benefits (not so much!) of living in Florida. 

I was asked by Olu of Needle and Ted to join in on a fun "Just Add Detail" challenge using the Ziggy Top by Madeit Patterns. The opportunity couldn't have come at a more perfect time! I had been in a creative rut, and needed the nudge to get myself out. Of course I said yes, and then a great idea came to mind. Introducing, the lace Ziggy Top. Until March 29th, the Ziggy will be on sale for 20% off, read below for the link! 

A friend of mine had given me a huge bin of fabric from his mother in law, and when I browsed through it, I remember seeing a whole bunch of lace. I knew that the material had to be used in making this top. I figured living near the beach, Madison could use a sun cover-up, and with the Ziggy Top being oversized a bit, it should have made the perfect one. 

And it did.

The Ziggy Top is originally sewed in a knit. I took a risk using the lace, but had a feeling with the design of the pattern that it would be ok to use. I did make adjustments to the neckline by cutting the largest size out to accommodate the lack of stretch in the lace. I think it worked nicely. 

Neon is still in right? Well today it is :) I thought it would compliment the mature vibe that lace gives off, but still make it playful. The knit is a jersey from Joann's last year. 

Ziggy Top by Madeit Patterns
Lace with neon knit ribbing
Cut the neckline to the largest size to accommodate lack of stretch in lace

Below you will find the discount link, and make sure to check out the rest of the competition! Thank you Olu and Anna for having me on the challenge! I am so thrilled to have been placed in a caliber with these ladies :) Can't wait to see what you all create. You can hashtag your creations on Instagram with #theziggytop. See you there!

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  • Spring has Sprung

    Friday, March 20, 2015

    HAPPY SPRING! Long time no post right? It seems as if life has gotten super busy; and trust me, it has! All good things though, and I cannot wait until I can share them with you. Oh the suspense! There are many things happening behind the scenes at Sewing Sober, so if you'd like to stay up to date, make sure you check out the IG feed! Now that we've cleared the air, Jessica from Lil Luxe Collection is having a SPRING SALE (affiliate link) on all of her patterns :) So if you have been on the fence about buying a certain pattern, now is the time! I figured I would show you one outfit that has been sitting in my cue for quite some time, which is this darling floral, Socialite Peplum, that has been updated with a new added cowl. 

    This is my 4th Socialite peplum that I have made. If you would like to read my previous posts here and here, they go into more detail of the many reasons why I love this pattern! 

    I will say that the design of this top never lets me down. The princess seams are what hook me in; every. single. time. I mean, they just add the subtle detail needed to make a good pattern, great. I also am a huge fan of how Jessica goes about constructing her patterns. From design to the instructions, I have been a completely satisfied customer when I purchase a pattern from LLC. 

    Socialite Peplum 
    Grey woven is from Joann's
    Floral knit for the cowl is from Girl Charlee last year

    I hope you enjoyed this quick post! Also, if you haven't checked out the sale (affiliate link) be sure to do so! Happy Spring everyone :)

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