But as for me, I trust [confidently] in You and Your greatness, O Lord; I said, “You are my God.” Psalm 31:14
I’ve been appreciating all of the love with the Thrift The Look series that launched on Monday. Today’s post is a continuation of the Summer Sew Easy Series. We are on Look #3 already and I can’t tell you how much I love this tunic.
I used Simplicity 8094. I bought this pattern last spring and I think it is out of print now. I’ve found it on Ebay and Etsy though. I love it for many reasons. There are so many style variations that you can try with this pattern. The first time I made it in a tribal print medium weight knit fabric and I made view E.
This time around I made the sleeveless option view D using a red light weight cotton from my stash. I love the dramatic side slits that start at the waistline. It gives a modestly sexy side profile ( can you use modest and sexy in the same sentence..?). But if you don’t like showing that much silohuette you can always wear a tank top underneath, wear high waist pants, or just sew the slit a little lower. Overall its a great casual everday look or you could dress it up by wearing faux leather leggings or a pencil skirt underneath. Even wearing a pair of stilettos with your skinny jeans would amplify the look.
The pattern was easy to cut and sew. I plan on making a few more of these. I could see it in a nice printed rayon or linen would be beautiful as well. If you use cotton I recommend one that has a nice drape to it. Nothing too stiff.
I styled it very casual with a pair of dark wash skinny jeans from NY and Company purchased like 2 years ago. And my favorite cognac and snake print wedges that I purchased on clearance from DSW last summer.
Photo credits: my beautiful daughter Asabea.
Well that’s all for now. Until next time…..