Monday, November 16, 2015

Gracious Threads New Look Blog Tour and SALE


I am so excited to show you my take on the New Look theme for Gracious Threads Blog Tour! I started with some adult clothes I found on sale/clearance racks that needed a New Look.
A woman's XL french terry pull over from Old Navy and a pair of men's XL grey swears and XXXL yellow tee from Walmart were my main fabric sources. I threw in a few scraps from my stash to round things out.


I started off with the Raindrop Tee. Yes, it's a "girls" pattern with a high low hem. But, I gave it a New Look and used the back hem for the front and took a few inches off the over all length. I also swapped out the neck binding with a band and raised the scoop neck up to a more unisex style. I layered the short sleeve option over the long sleeve and added cuffs to the long sleeve. I LOVE how this turned out!!


This guy loves it too!


On to the pants! I used one of my favorite cozy pants patterns, Lazy Days Lounge Pants. These pants are always a win. The pockets are nice and deep and they are comfy, but they don't look sloppy. I gave the pants a New Look by adding a quick cargo pocket to one side.


And now my favorite piece! I used the Henday Zip Up Hoodie and made a few changes to it as well. For this hoodies New Look, I used the pocket lining for the slat pockets and made kangaroo pockets instead. I also lengthened the sleeves to give extra growing room. I used the original sleeve hem and attached the cuffs a bit differently so I could keep that detailing.


The pull over had this great seam down the back, so I kept it to add interest.


I am always trying to find ways to add little details to clothing. This fox ribbon was perfect for hiding the raw edges of the hoodie.


And that's our New Look! Nice and comfy, but pulled together and still stylish. It's a good look to have, if you ask me!


Thomas thinks it's a pretty good look, at least. This is his "I'm handsome" pose. He lowers his voice and says "I'm handsome" when he does this. Cracks me up!!



Thank you for stopping by and checking out our spin on Gracious Threads New Look Blog Tour! Be sure to check out what the other bloggers are doing as well!
 
 
And don't forget about the sale going on to celebrate the New Look! Head over to Gracious Threads and use the code "ANEWLOOK" to save 40% off all patterns! Code is good Nov 16-29.

Feeling lucky? Enter to win one free pattern from Gracious Threads below! Just comment with which pattern you would use to make a New Look of your own. I'll announce the winner on Nov 30!


Good luck!!!


 

15 comments:

  1. Love the look, upcycling is the best! That vest really blows my mind.

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  2. Love the lazy day pants they look so comfy!

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  3. This is such a great look, and I love the fox ribbon you used!

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  4. This is such a great look, and I love the fox ribbon you used!

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  5. so much to like about your boy's New Look... I think the zip up Henday Hoodie is my fave! That fabric is awesome - very smart to use adult clothes as fabric. There is so much more variety that way.

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  6. Ok this entire outfit is AMAZING! Love the alterations you made to the shirt; those were simple yet brilliant changes that really made the shirt much more boyish but still could be used for a girl. The hoodie is a masterpiece tho!

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  7. I love all the pieces and how you up cycled things to make them. I would like to try the lazy days lounge pants as an up cycle too. Great idea!

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  8. Love the lounge pants! I will have to try them for my guys.

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  9. Love what you did with the Raindrop tee too make it boyish. Also those pants - I need a pair!

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  10. My little dude would love those comfy lazy day pants

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  11. This outfit is beyond amazing! I really enjoy seeing anything that you make -- you have such a wonderful talent for adding interesting details to make your projects stand out from the ordinary. Awesome, Awesome !!

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  12. I think I'd give the Everest pants a try

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  13. I love everything you made!!! Especially that hoodie -- the details are amazing (love the fox ribbon!).

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  14. Oh my!! I seriously LOVE what you did for this entire outfit! Sewing great clothes for boys is so tricky sometimes! After seeing this, I am loving the raindrop tee!

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  15. hahaha I love it! His kiss face at the end! So much like my kids. I have the Lazy Day Lounge Pants that I have been dying to make up!

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