Sew for Victory 2.0

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 Better late than never, right? Here is my completed Sew for Victory outfit, only a week late. The outfit was done last week, but with all the Project Sewn craziness I didn't have time to photograph it. But here it is, in all it's cat hair glory.

My look isn't a traditional 1940s look, but I think the blouse pattern paired with the fabric gives a 40s vibe. The blouse is the Kimono Top pattern by Salme Sewing Patterns and it was a fun, quick make. It's perfect for those days when you want an instant gratification project and don't have much time to sew. The only downside to the pattern was that one of the facing pieces was incorrectly labeled. It wasn't a big deal, but here is your official heads up in case you want to sew the pattern. Oh, this was also my first time sewing kimono sleeves and I am an official fan!

 Let's talk about the skirt, my second Mabel by Colette Patterns. Do you guys follow Sarai and Kristen on Instagram? They both posted photos of themselves in black Mabels and I was pumped because I had planned to make a version in black too. Sarai told me that she wore her version every week and Kristen said that it has replaced jeans for her. In the last week I have worn my skirt twice and I would probably wear it more if I could get away with it, so I couldn't agree more.

I like this version of the skirt more than my first version. This one is made with the recommended fabric while the leopard print one was made with a sweater knit. Who would have thought, using the correct fabric made such a big difference ;) Don't get me wrong, a sweater knit might work for the first two versions, but the kick pleat on version three isn't as crisp as it could have been if the right fabric was used.

When I am wearing a crazy print I almost always accessorize with leopard. You can't go wrong with leopard!

This pretty fabric was purchased at The Fabric Store in Los Angeles. It's 100% cotton, light, breezy, and comfortable. It will be so great to wear this summer.

The construction of this shirt was straightforward. I can't speak for the instructions included in the pattern (I literally didn't look at them!), but I can speak for the tutorial that Rochelle posted over on Craftsy. Two words: crystal clear.

I would like to thank my sidekick Frankie for joining in on this photo session. She entertained herself by throwing around the frisbee while Luke took photos. Yes, she throws a frisbee to herself.

I would like to thank my husband for taking the photos and throwing Frankie and the frisbee around. Teamwork makes the dream work, right?

And most importantly I would like to thank Rochelle for hosting this awesome challenge!

29 comments :

  1. Great outfit! I think the print and style of the top feel really 1940s and it looks super with your new Mabel! :)

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  2. That print is beautiful! I love it on you! And YES to leopard shoes! Man, I'm so tempted to try a Mabel...

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  3. Great look! The fabric of the top kills it for me!

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  4. That is a stunning print! Love the whole look on you! Looks super comfy, yet put-together.

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  5. Oh, I love this outfit! I have that Salme pattern, too!

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  6. Thanks, Sarah! Have you sewn the top yet? If you haven't, you should, just so you, Rochelle, and I can be the same! :)

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  7. Thanks, Sallie! It's superrrrr comfy! I am all about comfort that keeps me cool on these hot days. I can't believe how warm it has been this year!

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  8. You need to try it! I know you will love it!!! xo

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  9. I just finished sewing up my first version! A printed dotted swiss and I LOVE the pattern! I see many more of these tops in my sewing future!

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  10. Love that fabric! Your outfit looks amazing on you!

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  11. Thank you so much! It will get a lot of wear :)

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  12. Hell yeah! We should all make another one and debut it on the same day!

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  13. Thanks, Roxanne! I don't know where you live, but The Fabric Store is where I bought the fabric.

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  14. Thanks, Rachel! I can't wait to show you my next garment. I have a photo dedicated to you :)

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  15. I live far up north: Canada, to be more precise! Our city has a few fabric stores, so i'll keep my eye out for this gorgeous bolt!

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  16. Cute, cute, cute! And any outfit without some cat hair is just unfinished : )

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  17. Very cool fabric. I love kimono sleeves that don't rub when the temps get into the 100s…I'm going to have to check out the pattern and tutorial. I hadn't seen Salme patterns before, thanks for tip.

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  18. You look fabulous! The print of your top reminds me of the 20's, and your skirt has me checking out that pattern. Love the Frankie pics of course--I wish Lucy could entertain herself sometimes ;)

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  19. lifeinamadshouseMay 13, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    Love it--the outfit, the dog, the whole damned thing! Your print-mixing game is strong. And I am stealing "Teamwork makes the dream work" the next time I ask my husband to take outfit photos for me!

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  20. Thanks, Loran!


    I saw the funniest bumper sticker the other day. It said, "cat hair don't care." hahah!

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  21. Today it's supposed to be 100 degrees. Yuck! But at least I'm wearing my kimono sleeve top :)

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  22. I thought that it looked 20s too, maybe that's why I was drawn to it. I think it can go either 20s or 40s.


    If you get the skirt pattern you will love it!

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  23. It's such a good line! I throw it at my husband all the time :)

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  24. Gorgeous fabric! I just love kimono sleeves!

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  25. Beautiful fabric!!! I'm a big fan of kimono sleeves too.
    Frankie's a cutie!

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  26. This look is so great on you! I love that fabric. I've never used a Salme pattern, but I like her designs. Beautiful make!

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