Nautical Outfit IPM Week 4 RTW COPY

*My entry for IPM*

Hello everyone,

My last ever entry into 2016 IPM! And what a month it has been. I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenges set this year. This one more so, because I got to really look through all those pins on my Pinterest boards and get to choose something I could make using my stash items.

This particular outfit came about because I love nautical stripes . Its really a combo of these 2 Pins……

pinterest collage
From TheStylishChic.com and  Nadiatarr via Pinterest

Dress

I didnt make a muslin  because I knew exactly how I would create the dress. Here is the equation I used:

{Moneta Bodice + Lady Skater dress front scoop neckline} + { Lady Skater skirt lengthened to 39″ + Moneta pockets} = this dress :-). Simples!

Well actually it’s simple if you dont factor in the power mesh bodice lining. I used that to create a clean finished neck and armhole. Worth the extra hassle. I used a tutorial available on the Colette Patterns website. Its a very nice finish- no visible stitching and more importantly, no gaping. I stabilised the waist with clear elastic. The fabric had been in my stash for so long I cant recall where I bought it.

Jacket

Since I had no red denim in my stash to make a denim jacket, I went for my all time favourite Morris blazer in red ponte fabric. No adjustments necessary as Grainline Studio patterns seem to have been drafted specially for me – I am lucky there. Instructions are also well written and easy to follow. I have made this blazer twice already so it was a super quick make. Pictures….HeaderHeadrePicMonkey CollageRTW Challenge Dress 053RTW Challenge Dress 056RTW Challenge Dress 057RTW Challenge Dress 061RTW Challenge Dress 080RTW Challenge Dress 100RTW Challenge Dress 111RTW Challenge Dress 118RTW Challenge Dress 132

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I love this outfit. Its bold and dramatic. I also love that, considering how quick it was to sew up, it makes me feel like I slayed it.

All in all this RTW Copy has been my favourite. Its great to start off with an outfit or look then search through my stash to create it. I think that will be my approach in future.

Thank you for reading! And thanks to Kat and Mel for running the challenges.

Peace and love

XOX

Hila

 

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37 thoughts on “Nautical Outfit IPM Week 4 RTW COPY

    1. Thanks Kate. I think power mesh is quite underrated when sewing with knits. Apart from the ultra neat finish you get – it also tuck everything in while smoothing out bumps.

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