Thursday, March 12, 2015

Fix the Outfit: Navy Top over White Shirt, Jeans, Moccasins


Outfit 40/59 is a second try at layering this navy top over a white shirt. In the first photo, I tried my button-down shirt as the base layer. I thought it was too lumpy under the slinky navy shirt. It has buttons and pockets and you could see them all under the navy top. 

Today I tried a smooth white t-shirt underneath, and it looks better. I also tried slimmer jeans to help reduce lumpiness, and I think that helped. 

This top is so slinky, I can't just throw it on over anything and feel like it's flattering. But, it's bamboo jersey, and I love the feel of it. I like the color, too. It was tricky to sew because the fabric is so slippery, so I had to put in extra effort to make it. For all those reasons, I'm going to give it another try and see if I can figure out a nice, smooth looking outfit. Some clothes are worth a little more effort to get right, and I'm willing to spend a little longer on this top.

5 comments:

  1. I think this second attempt was an improvement. Good job! I think if it was my shirt, I'd sacrifice some length and do some ruching up the sides.

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  2. I think this second attempt was an improvement. Good job! I think if it was my shirt, I'd sacrifice some length and do some ruching up the sides.

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  3. Thanks, Marie! I had been thinking of shortening the shirt, but it hadn't occurred to me to add ruching. What a great idea! :)

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