Thursday, November 19, 2015

Wear to Where Blog Tour

Hey, everybody! Thanks for stopping by for the Wear to Where Blog Tour. If you are new to my blog, hello! I'm Kelly and you will typically find me sewing up kids clothes. Mostly for my 5 year old son, hence the name, Handmade Boy. However, occasionally, I will sew something for myself and this was a great excuse to do so! For my theme, I chose tailgating. I really needed some new clothes for fall and this theme fits right into my everyday style.

I knew I wanted, NEEDED a vest. I have been searching for one in stores forever and have not been able to find what I wanted.
So, I took Peek-a-Boo's Cascade Jacket and removed the sleeves, took in the shoulders a tad and reshaped the arm holes a bit and then added knit binding to finish it off. I hid the raw edge of the front with some ribbon I had on hand. LOVE how it turned out! I used some super soft quilted interlock that I found at Joann's. 

My next sew was one of Peek-a-Boo's new patterns, the Bristol Button Up. I adore this! I used a heavy weight flannel for the main portion and cotton/lycra knit for the hood and cuff linings. It is cozy warm and comfy. Perfect for windy fall days!

It was REALLY windy while we were shooting. LOL

I needed something to wear under my warm layers. That's where Love Notion's La Bella Donna Tee comes in. Super quick dolman style sleeves. This was a breeze to throw together. And it was great to use as a layer piece. Mine is made from cotton/lycra. I made the short sleeve a touch longer and then hemmed them instead of using the cuff. I need to make about 50 more of these.

The scarf, that I wish I would have taken off for this shot, was made using the tutorial I did for Peek-a-Boo earlier this month. 

And that takes us to the pants. I used Patterns for Pirates S.O.S. Pants. And I adore them. They are made from some brush poly spandex from Joanns. The fabric reminds me of what store bought fleece lined leggings are made from. Yeah, I was warm and cozy! Now, I messed up big time and cut my fabric the wrong direction resulting in the most stretch going down my legs instead of around them. But, I still had a good 30% stretch going around my body. So had I cut correctly, you would not have been able to see the pocket outlines so well or the pulled seams. But, they are comfy still and I like them, so I'm keeping them. ;)

These pants have real pockets in the front and back and a faux fly. So, you are NOT wearing leggings. But, they are just as comfy because they have an elastic waist! ;)

And, as much as my sister in law may like to tease me about doing it some day, I did not make the boots. I know, you're shocked. It's okay. They are from Target.

And that wraps up my tailgating look! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Be sure to head over to Wild+Wanderful or Gardening in High Heels to check out the other brilliant bloggers, sewists and stylistas on the tour, as well as be able to link up your own looks and show us what you would Wear to Where!
Now let's talk giveaway prizes for this tour!!
For the sewists:
Choice of 3 patterns from Cole's Creations, Choice of 3 patterns from Made for Mermaids, Pattern of choice from Patterns for Pirates, Pattern of choice from Scientific Seamstress, Sewing-tee of choice from Sewing Stadium, Pattern of choice from Simple Life Pattern Co, Pattern of choice from StitchArt
For the Fashionistas: Set of 6 cards from Designs by Nicolina, 30 minute Social Media/Copy Consult by Gardening in High Heels, Tee of choice from Handmade Escapade, $20 Store Credit from Jenny Penny Designs, Tumbler from Joy+Tren
A big thanks to our amazing sponsors!
Cole's Creations | Designs by Nicolina | Gardening in High Heels
Handmade Escapade | Jenny Penny Designs | Joy+Tren
Made for Mermaids | Patterns for Pirates | Scientific Seamstress
Sewing Stadium | Simple Life Pattern Co | Stitch Art
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  1. I always love to read about your pattern hacks. I have the Cascade jacket pattern too and love the vest version you made. Everything looks great!

  2. That vest looks amazing! I cannot believe that's handmade! The finishes on it look amazing.

  3. Oh my gosh I love everything about your look! You make layering look so easy! That vest is so cute and the peek-a-boo is perfect!

  4. I'm making a skirt from the same plaid you used for your scarf. Fun outfit! I think I'll go check out Touring My City.

  5. Your style looks great and put together I love the vest. I need to check out the pattern for that T-shirt.

  6. Perfection! The pants look awesome on you (I know you were worried about how it would be after the cutting mishap) but they're great. I need to make that scarf for I have that exact fabric already. Hmm. And your vest is awesome! Okay. Everything is awesome. I bow down to you, sewing goddess!

  7. Tailgate day is my favorite! Your vest is adorable.

  8. Love this look! I think you sold me on the pants if they look that great cut the wrong way.


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