Notions & Pink Stitches: Banana-Rama

pink stitchesHey Everybody! It’s me Christy! Or as they call me around HBG headquarters, Pink Stitches. I’m officially part of the team here, hosting my own column called “Notions & Pink Stitches” Notions are any small tools or accessories used in sewing. I thought since we don’t know each other very well yet, it might be cool to start things off with some remixed posts from my current personal blog. So let’s get to it! I call this one

Butterick Beauties Banana-Rama

Good afternoon everybody!

How’s everything going? I hope all is well. I’m all right over here myself. The sewing bug has been biting pretty hard, which has resulted in me making two outfits in the last two days.

I made my first pair of pants and a baseball tee to go with it, but I’m going to wait to debut that outfit. Today I’ll talk about the outfit I finished up last night.

Butterick Pattern Love | Source Christy Packard

I didn’t know what I wanted to make but I came up with an idea pretty quick after looking through my pattern stash. I saw a pretty  tulip-sleeved top and skirt idea by way of Butterick’s B5815. The pattern has three views,  a dress I’ve made before, a tunic (which is a top that covers your butt) and a top variation. The top variation outfit just looked so chic and snazzy I decided that I would just whip that up instead of agonizing over what to make a minute longer.

I also reached for my “go to” skirt pattern which is Butterick’s B5466. For this pattern I’ve made view E before  and a recent jacket and skirt set also with the same pattern. This go ’round I made View A which is the simplest of the views because I wanted my top to steal the show so to speak.
Well, let me get to tootin‘ my own horn now. This outfit came out just friggin‘ awesome. I can see progress in every single thing I create and it’s just so damned cool.

Le Fit | Source Christy Packard

The reason I call this post and my new outfit “Banana-Rama” is because the top is yellow and brown with a brown skirt to match. I used a cool cotton fabric for the top and it turned out lovely. I used a brown suede fabric I had in my stash to make the skirt. Of course, both fabrics came from one of my favorite places, HANCOCK’S FABRICS.

The skirt has 8 darts which make it purty, purty, purty!… I also made a matching belt with a gold buckle, but I don’t know if I’ll wear it with this outfit or not, it is however a cool belt to have in my collection.

My huny said my new fit looks “Mad Men-ish“. He does know how to give a compliment! 😉 Get this, he liked the outfit so much he suggested I get shoes to match. I told him I would wear some heels, I already have and he was like “NO babe, those don’t match!” although they are the exact same brown that’s in the fit , but that translated into NEW SHOES for me and needless to say they’re on the way. Awesome, right?

All jokes aside, I really love how this outfit turned out and my growing understanding of this thing called SEWING makes it all possible.

All together now | Source Christy Packard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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