Here it is, the first Project Sewn Challenge! Eeeeek! I’ve been bursting to share this with you. The fashion icon I chose for this challenge is the late, great Elizabeth Taylor (Hilton Wilding Todd Fisher Burton Burton Warner Fortensky).
What a gorgeous woman! Fun fact: she hardly ever smiled for pictures. So if you wonder why I’m looking all intense and blue-steely in my pics that is why.
The footprint Elizabeth Taylor left on the fashion world is probably filled with diamonds. That lady loved her jewels. Her affinity for all that sparkles was what inspired the sequined cardigan.
I used Mouse House Creation’s Julia Cardigan pattern. I sacrificed several needles in the completion of the garment but man it was worth it! I made it short sleeved because I want to wear it this Spring (and also because sequin fabric is reeeeally expensive!) I absolutely love how it turned out and can’t wait to sew another.
The crop pants are Burda High Waist Trousers #119.
I omitted the pockets because I knew they would bulge out and I wanted a nice sleek look. I was really nervous about these because I have never ever ever found a pair of crop pants that didn’t make me look like an oompa loompa, but I really love these. It took a lot of fitting to get them right, but the result speaks for itself!
Funny Story: I totally meant to wear a gold belt with this outfit, but forgot to bring it to the shoot location. Oops!
During my research on her I discovered that Elizabeth Taylor loved photography! Cool right?! She always had her trusty Rollieflex camera with her.
My dad is a photography buff and just happened to have a very similar camera, so I really had no choice but to use it as a prop. I would have loved to take some pictures with it but…I have 3 more outfits to sew!
I had this cool idea to put up faux bois contact paper in my sewing room and take pictures in front of it. You know, just trying to be artsy.
It turns out, using the stinkin remote is really hard, so in the end I asked my loving hubby to take pictures of me and those ended up winning over these. I still love these though.
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