do i look skeptical? i had one eyebrow permanently raised to skyscraper height the entire time i was stitching up these wrap pants.
BUT I LOVE DEM CRAZYFACE BRITCHES! i actually prepped this pattern (simplicity 4192) last summer in a hotel room in dallas, and never tried it out. then, fellow MSN'er peter went on a streak of menswear that gave me haute couture hives each week. suddenly, I HAD to have a pair of wrap pants. it was like i had never seen a pair of wrap pants before.
i stalked mood fabric's shelves of voile, the same shelves Herr Peter frequents. there sat the bolt of fireworks cotton! there, the plaid! i was inches away from a full on copy, but in a rare instance of appropriate behavior, i snagged this cotton voile instead.
AN' I LOVE THE WAY THOSE LEGS FLARE OUT!! my left eyebrow settled back into its normal position once i put this outfit on for pics, and then lifted again in glee when the wind started picking up the voile. i see more of these in my future (though i'll probably deduct the added waist height i so ...intriguingly inserted back in dallas.)
obviously, you can't have a House Of Boldness knockoff without a jacket. in fact, one really has to go whole hog and make the whole dang outfit. but i totally cheated & reworked my neoprene doubleface by hand london blazer... lapels & cuffs eighty-sixed. now the neon flashes like a surprise! i love it when my clothes warn peeps to mooooooooooooooooove G E T O U T T H E WAY!
(intended black eyelet tank top never materialized. again, cheater cheater pumpkin eater. we can't all be peter.)
however... i did get some kalkatoonaan bling into the mix, in the form of another michal golan creation. when i couldn't decide between hamsas and hearts they surprised me with both picks! OONABRATOONA! ain't she pretty? i knew she was meant for this voile, and she inspired me to add a little embellishment to the knickers...
glass beads from my trio of grandmothers' costume jewelry stash. i truly no longer know what belonged to whom, i just love it all.
so, that's my may contribution to ye olde mood sewing network. (y'all, doesn't may feel like a non stop me made party? CAUSE A SEWIST PARTY LAST ALL MONTH.)
this ensemble, sans tank top, was made using my monthly fabric "allowance" as part of the Mood Sewing Network. the necklace was gifted to me by Michal Golan Studios.