last week, both of my machines broke. called it quits. my ricky was serious, and that hateful elna was semi-serious (she will now move at a snail's pace under fear of decapitation. mine, not hers). many sewists came to my aid, there was a trip to the amazing sew-right in queens (with an equally amazing sale going on RIGHT NOW, get thee to the magnificent harvey & co if you've got the urge)... but i remain machineless. more on alllllla that, including that terrific trip, later this week. but for now, let's talk about sewing sexy, shall we? OH YES LET'S DO.
this ensemble is the one that broke my ricky. maybe it was too sexy for him. or maybe, like most men, he does not find crop tops and baggy pants sexy and called it quits in protest? ah, but ricky! ALL WOMEN LOVE A LOOSE CROP TOP AND BAGGY PANTS!
especially when it makes them feel like MC hammer.
OONA CLEAN YOUR LENS PERIODICALLY. IT'S POLLEN SEASON.
this outfit was totally inspired, ripped off, stolen, from one of the co-hosts of this bootylicious blog party, nettie. completely. not even gonna sugarcoat that. the pants are simplicity 2477, and the top is the (free!) polly top from my girlfriends at by hand london.
are you beginning to think i sew exclusively BHL? you would be beginning to think right. i just can't get enough of them. i can do whatever the hell i want to their patterns, and they just. don't. crack. for my polly, i did away with the front insert and made the side seamline on the front a little less angled to compensate for my hackery... instant swingy crop top.
but you know i love my blue envelopes too. cuffs! pleats! totally disguised by the crazyface rayon print from chic fabrics! these guys are way too much fun to be paired with anything other than yellow suede wedge sneakers, dontcha think?
this was a quick make, meant to be carefree and casual, which in my book is super sexy. as it was my first go at a true fly-front zip (i did okay, i'd give myself, oh, a b+) i sort of treated it like a wearable muslin. so, yeah, i wasn't as obsessive as i usually am about pattern placement. what could go wrong?
oh here, would you like to see all of the angles?
from left to right:
side view: pretty good!
front view: that stem across the fly, unexpected bonus!
OH MY GOD WOMAN JUST BECAUSE IT'S A WEARABLE MUSLIN DOESN'T MEAN YOU HAVE TO GO COMATOSE ON PATTERN PLACEMENT. IT LOOKS LIKE THERE'S A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX ACROSS YOUR ASS. NO WONDER YOUR MACHINES BROKE. YOU DESERVED IT.
still happy with it though. no really, i'm not beating myself up about it or anything like that. that's a different kind of sexy.