I seem to have been wearing a lot of StyleArc lately. I just can't help but reach for these easy and comfortable pieces that make it look like I've actually thought about what I'm wearing! This combo is made up of Lola pants, of which I've made many, the Toni dress pattern cut off into a top (my dress is here) and the Estelle ponte jacket.
I've talked about the Lola pants and Toni dress before, so let's start with the Estelle jacket. I love this pattern. It's super easy to make, but looks really stylish. Sorry about the dark photos, I've lightened some of them to make the details easier to see.
The jacket uses ponte, mine is from Textile Traders, so the front edges, neckline, hem and cuffs are all left raw. That means that all you need to sew are the back, shoulders, sleeves, sides and collar. Oh, and the pockets. So quick and easy!
The cut of the front means that it drapes perfectly with no effort or fussing to get it into place.
The back is cut at mid thigh and the front dips slightly lower.
The simple design makes it easy to change the length and shape of the jacket. I have just made another one of these that is shorter due to fabric limitations. It looks great.
Next the top. This is from the Toni dress pattern (you might remember me wearing the giant flower). I wanted to try it cut off into a top, so I used this cheap fabric to try it out. I really love the result and need to make it again in a better fabric.
I am so pleased with this outfit. It couldn't be more comfortable and it was all easy to make. Isn't sewing just the best thing ever?