Ok so I’m really late with posting this but I just recently got around to shooting all of these outfits. My bday was last month as you know by now I always make my birthday outfit or I have for the last 4 years. I hardly ever know what I’m gonna make until its close to the time of my birthday and this year was no different. I already had this decorative fabric I got from New York in the summer, I hadn’t cut it yet because I had no idea what I wanted to make out of it. As it got closer to my birthday I took another trip to New York and I had picked up some other fabrics. When I got back home and saw them all together it hit me A COLLECTION! Lol Now I didn’t have anywhere in particular to wear all these outfits I just knew what I wanted to create. Honestly, in the end I’m realllyyyyy proud of myself and what I’ve created. I have been challenging myself lately when it comes to sewing. Every birthday I find myself making something I had no idea I could create and it is an amazing feeling to conquer these projects. I am also in love with this collection because its separates!!! Lawd knows I love me some separates that can be mixed and matched to create new outfits! Pictures of the collection are below, but before the pictures I added a brief description of every outfit.
*Sidebar* These are NOT my favorite pics at all! *sad face* I had high hopes for my birthday shoot. The location was just all wrong and cloudiness didn’t help but I had already went through so much to get there I had to rock with where I was, and sneak taking pics when security wasn’t around.
- Skirt and crop tube top set. Fabric came from New York. Some you may recall me saying it is the most expensive fabric I had ever bought at $120 a yard. Thank God I’m slim because I created that whole outfit out of 1 yard of fabric. lol It is a really really beautiful fabric, and I get tons of compliments when I wear it. I also love how it can be dressed down with a different top.
- The velvet dress. I’m sure you all are aware of the velvet trend by now. lol its like everywhere this season so I had to give it a try and make something out of velvet. Velvet is a kind of tricky fabric to sew it takes patience and time. I had a stretch velvet and made a pretty simple dress. The fabric is a mid-weight and I did long sleeves so this is a great dress for going out in the fall or winter.
- The orange set. Now this is my second favorite. I am in love with this color and fabric. This fabric came from New York also. I knew I wanted to make pants out of this. So that was the first thing I created. This fabric is extremely thin so I built a pair of leggings into pants. lol Great for added warmth. I like going out in the fall but I absolutely hate being cold, so any chance that I can sneak extra warmth in a garment I’m gonna do it. lol
- My last item that didn’t make the cut, but will probably be my next blog post is a wrap skirt. Coming soon.