Hey everybody! Happy Sunday! I hope your week is off to a fantastic start! I am playing catch up because I can not believe that I forgot to post about this Simplicity 8890 outfit! Forgive me, things have been kinda crazy around here! And I really feel bad that I haven’t kept the blog post up consistently as I post them on social. I’ll have to crave out an extra hour at night to get caught up! But for now lets chat about this look!!
This was the second pattern I made and recorded for Mimi G Youtube channel while she was traveling for business! The jacket was a MUST make for me, because I just loved everything about it! The length, tabs, cape, and tie had me sold! I was going to pass on the slip dress, because I’m not comfortable in complete backless dresses. So I was going to use another slip dress pattern, but when I was asked to record the sew along, I but all comfort to the side and whipped this dress up! LOL!
For fabric I purchased all my materials from my local Joann. The jacket was a Sateen, the jacket lining for the cape is a Bemberg Rayon and the dress fabric is a Rayon (option). I originally thought it was a Crepe because it has a texture to it, and when I went back to Joann to look at the bolt, I saw it a crinkle Rayon! LOVE! Its has a crepe-like texture and flows and wears beautifully! I also found my buttons there as well. I could not decide on buttons so I ended buying 3 different types! LOL! It was during the Buy 3 Get 3 sale! LOL!
Both of these garments came together great! The instructions were easy to follow and I enjoyed sewing them! I learn something new every time I sew. For this project, I believe sewing a cape to a jacket was a first for me and sewing sliders onto dress straps was as well!
Overall, I love the look of this outfit. It’s definitely something I will wear out to brunch or church (jacket on of course lol). Even though the dress is not something I’d wear alone, I love it enough to keep it and pair under a jacket!
Thank you so much for stopping by! Until next time…