Wardrobe Goals

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I am in the process of building myself a better wardrobe.

By carefully considering the pieces that I loved the most,  I was able to come up with a personal checklist that makes it easier for me to choose which pieces I woud keep, sew, or purchase in the future.

Over the past couple of months, I have been ruthlessly overhauling my wardrobe. Any clothes, shoes, accessories, fabrics, or patterns that don’t follow my personal checklist no longer have a place in my life.

My Personal Wardrobe Checklist

  • Flexible, Versatile & Practical – can be worn in different settings or seasons.
  • Fashionable – Classic pieces with a modern and/or bold twist
  • Custom fit to my body, my lifestyle & my unique personality
  • Flattering to my body shape
  • Effortless and Easy – Reaching into my closet and always pulling out a winner.

A perfect example of an outfit that encompasses each of these elements is today’s feature outfit.

I love this classic self made half circle midi skirt.I designed especially for my bodyshape. I opted to add facings instead of a waistband because it visually lengthens my short torso.

My fabric choice adds the dramatic and modern touch that I love.

This skirt is so versatile. It’s midi length is wearable in just about any setting.  It can easily and effortlessly go from day to night just by changing out the top,  shoes and accessories.

Here I’ve  paired it with a flirty pair of heeled sandals and a black off the shoulder bodysuit (which is actually a swimsuit that I purchased from Amazon), perfect for date night.

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McCalls 6102 – Review

Pattern Description:  Made for you. Petite- able 1 hour Aline shift dress.
Pattern Sizing: I made view c in a size 14 , D Cup. I’m a solid girl with a medium sized frame. It fit me great.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?  Yes ..but I think this dress looks better sewn up than it does in the illustration.

Were the instructions easy to follow? I actually followed a Threads You Tube Video for installing all In one facings…it seemed much easier to follow than the printed instructions.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved that there are only 4 pieces and that I had the option to pick my cup size. These factors make this pattern a winner for me.

Fabric Used: African Wax Print that I purchased from Ghana.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: My usual short waist adjustment.

Would you sew it again? This pattern is one that I intend to use again and again. It fits great.  The style works well with my body shape. The style is simple and can easily be altered for different looks.

Would you recommend it to others? I highly recommend this pattern if you like this style of dress.

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