You might know that we are a fan of coordinates here on the blog. We’ve already done a couple posts on how to wear them, even one on how to fake them! A couple of months ago I went fabric shopping found some really interesting prints. This blue one just called out to me. At that time I had no idea what I would do with it but I picked it up anyway.
I also got a few other fabrics as well, for which I had a clear picture in my mind of what I wanted. For this one however I only had a vague idea that I wanted a coordinate set. I already had another one made awhile ago and coincidentally that was blue as well. So definitely didn’t want another skirt or a dress. While looking at some ideas on Pinterest I came across a bunch of pictures of long printed shrugs and really liked that idea. So decided to do that and add pants to it 😀
I’m thinking about doing a detailed post on where I do my fabric shopping from, let me know if that would be something you would be interested in. I love this turned out! Though I do plan to get the sleeves and the trousers altered to fit a little better. I would like to think I lost some weight from when my tailor took my measurements but I’m pretty sure thats just a case of wishful thinking 😀
So basically if you see a certain outfit and can’t find it anywhere in the stores, getting some fabric and getting it stiched is a great option. First the fabric shopping part is seriously the most fun thing ever, and then the advantage of getting something made is that it will fit you exactly how you want it to and you can even experiment and have some fun with the design part. I’ve definitely gotten hooked. I have to say that it really took me a while to find a good tailor though, and now it feels like the hardest part is done and I’m obligated to get more stuff made 😀
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A big thank you to Maddy for taking these pictures! 🙂