Hey y’all! I can’t believe we’re at the finale already! When I started this journey I set out to create a new wardrobe for myself. I wanted to make pieces I could mix and match easily. So for the finale look I did just that. My signature style is effortless chic. I have 4 kids, so I don’t have time for anything complicated or fussy. I need pieces that I can throw on and run out the door and know I’m going to look fabulous.
Let’s start with the blouse shall we? I have one similar to this that is too tight in the waist and makes me feel self conscious, so I decided to show off one of my sewing strengths: using an existing piece as inspiration and improving it. The yoke of the blouse is a lovely chiffon that I pieced together. The bottom of the blouse is a knit blend (it’s vintage so I’m not entirely sure what’s in there!) It drapes beautifully and is not super stretchy. I drafted the pattern so that the blouse will skim over my mom-of-4 belly but still show off my waist. I made it tunic length so I can wear it with skinny jeans as well.
The color of the knit is my favorite shade of turquoise. This color is so me I had to include it in my signature look!
Now for the jeans! I used the Jamie Jeans pattern and modified it by widening the legs and adding an inch to the height of the waist. The pockets are so fun! Instead of using contrasting fabric for the pocket panel I chose to use glitter ribbon. Why? I have no idea. But I love it. The inside of the pocket is the same Liberty of London fabric I used in the last challenge.
I love the look of wide legged dark jeans. I know that some people would say they are a “don’t” for curvy girls, but if tailored correctly they can be really flattering. These fit me like a glove and I will probably wear them 3 times a week from now on!
Length is so important for wide legged pants. They should be hemmed to graze the floor, this makes the legs look miles long!
Finally, the bag. Oh my goodness, I love this bag. I pinned one similar to this on Pinterest a week ago and from the second I saw it I just knew I had to make one. I love clutches, but I have a lot of crap to carry around, so an oversized clutch is a great bag for me. I made it big enough that I can even fit my music folder for church choir in it! Score!
Make sure you follow me on Bloglovin, because in a few days I’ll be sharing the tutorial to make this bag!
And, of course, please go over to Project Sewn and vote for your favorite Signature Style!