best laid plans

January 10, 2013

McCalls 6173 leggings, Vogue 8688 top

This was originally supposed to be my NYE outfit. I went to the Neon Indian concert in Austin, TX that night. Glitzy black leggings, black (Target) wedges, and a simply relaxed extra-off-the-shoulder plain heather gray batwing top with a black cami underneath. You will be happy to know that I actually finished this outfit on time! But it was really rainy, and we knew it was going to be impossible to park close to the venue that night, so I ended up keeping the top, exchanging the leggings for black skinny jeans and sporting my grey + hot pink Puma sneaks. So. Much. Fun.

Making edits to the original pattern to achieve that extra off-the-shoulder goodness!

Dolman sleeves + super relaxed jersey fabric are just incredible.

The neckline is actually a bit more exaggerated than I had planned, because the pattern called for a bias-taped neckline. I chose a metallic gold bias tape which laid HORRIBLY. So at the last minute I just took my shears and cut off my hard work. It definitely made for an even wider neck line, but luckily it was okay since this jersey fabric was so forgiving it didn’t need a finished edge on it. Loved it!

Sadly, you don’t get the glitz effect as much in this pic :/

Whoomp. There it is.

Both of these are easy-level patterns, so they were pretty quick projects to complete for the most part. I did have to whittle down the leggings though so they could be a bit more form-fitting. At first they were hanging on me like loose skin. I chose pattern option C so they gathered beautifully at the ankles. I didn’t want to risk them being too short at the bottom.

It’s a late post for sure, but I had a couple Canada overnights the day after New Years so I didn’t get time to post as early as I wanted. But Hey! This is an awesome start for me! Happy Belated New Year friends :)

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Rocquelle January 11, 2013 at 9:25 AM

You did such a great job on both pieces! Happy New Year dear!!

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Jean January 11, 2013 at 12:12 PM

You look so pretty. Love the outfit, it looks incredible on you. You make the world jealous with your talent and your beautiful smile. You Rock!

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Alicia January 11, 2013 at 5:05 PM

You look great. Amazing job!

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Jeana January 12, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Raven!! That is an amazing outfit! I love shirts that hang off the shoulder! It looks great on you too!

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francesca January 12, 2013 at 1:12 PM
Val January 13, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Love it, woman! Glad you didn’t wear it for NYE, though. It would have been a miserable weekend :/

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raven January 19, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Wow!! Thanks ladies for all your awesome compliments!! :)

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tifanee March 10, 2013 at 9:41 PM

I’d like to put in an order for that top, please! :)

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