March 27, 2015
Ok, so I made it to the 2nd round…even after my “make it work moment” from Round 1. Once again, I had another round of making it work (I am so indecisive…)! The challenge for Round 2 was to use Simplicity 1464 View C and any pattern (or self drafted) blouse/top.
Please click on the link HERE to cast your vote so that I can make it to the next round of the competition…voting ends tonight at 8pm CST.
I originally purchased 4 yards of this citron wool/rayon blend fabric HERE to make Vogue Pattern V9075 (I am kind of obsessed with this pattern…and will be making it soon). I only had the zipper left to apply before I decided that this pattern did not execute well in this fabric. So I ripped it apart! After I found out that I made it to round 2 of the Rippin’ Ain’t Easy competition, I was determined to use the scraps from the previous project to convert it to the pattern for the next challenge (Simplicity 1464). (I will be making Vogue V9075 really soon…in a different fabric!) The leg width from the previous pattern was just wide enough to cut the new legs for pattern Simplicity 1464…YAY!
I had another 2 1/2 yards of the fabric (uncut) that I was able to use to make the vest. I had NO room for error! The vest was made using Simplicity 1756. The pattern, in its normal length actually suggest 2 1/2 yards. I wanted to add another 4-6 inches. I had to manipulate this fabric on my cutting table as I had never done before! It worked out perfectly as I added 4 inches to the total length for the vest.
I love how both the pants and the vest turned out! The next challenge was finding a top that would work well with this color.
I played around with a lavender print (which I actually used for the pant pockets) and a leopard print. It all seemed to be too busy for this bold citron color. I had about 1 1/2 yards of black neoprene fabric leftover from the last challenge HERE . I decided to keep it simple and sexy with a low v-neck. I also wanted to keep the shape very boxy. I used dress pattern Burda 7111 to make the top. I shortened the length of the sleeve and the dress.
Please click the link HERE and vote for RUQAYYAH. I need your vote to move on to the next round of the competition!