Monday, July 4, 2016

A little fringe and some shoulder action [Sew What? Series self-drafted shoulder top & pencil skirt}


Happy 4th of July, I ain't got red and white but I got the blue denim for ya. So this is my third off the shoulder top and I think my last. The shoulders are hot this season and you're seeing them everywhere as tops, dresses, rompers and jumpsuits. I had planned on using chambray for a top until  I saw a picture that Shun D. posted on Instagram a few weeks back. I knew I had to get my denim in order to make one of these tops. I did not want to use a heavy denim since it's summer-time but I also did not want to use a denim that had a stretch to it.  Since this top has a frayed edge a Stretch denim would not work. I found a happy medium weight denim that was already in my stash from Joann's.

Now let's talk about the fraying that was about to go down. Now if ya know me ya know that I'm all extra with my stuff. I cut fringes in my denim and washed it, then threw it into the dryer and this is what happened! To make my pencil skirt I just sewed the seams to be exposed on the right side of the skirt and I washed that and threw it in the dryer as well. With all the seams frayed and exposed it gives this skirt a unique distressed look, making this an absolutely fabulous outfit. I'm warning you now, this is a hem-free zone!

Really tho, you call this a wink???
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  1. love all the fraying action happening in this outfit!!!

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    1. Thanks mystery person I can tell; I like you!

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  2. Love, love, love this!!!! Huge fan of any fringe situation!!!!

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    1. I thought this might be your type of situation!

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  3. Wow! I got nuthin' else except Wow! It's an amazing outfit!

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    1. Thanks Carolyn, that's the reaction I was looking for!

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  4. I know how much you love denim, but this is by far your best denim effort ever (imho). Did the fringes on the top just automatically spiral, or did you employan added special treatment to get them to do that???

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    1. Thanks Faye, the denim curled on it's on in the dryer.

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  5. Awesome as always...you are truly talented. Your daughter is gorgeous too.

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  6. Your creativity is unmatched! And the blue hair set it off!!

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    1. Thank you lady. Right that blue hair it hot!

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  7. That Lucky Girl Mori looks uber Fabulous in your design. You are just the most awesomest Mom and dynamic Designer. Kudos!!

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  8. Haute and Hot - Wow Michelle, you got mad skillz -- keep it coming Queen!

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    1. Thanks Robin, I'mma try to keep bringing it.

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  9. I absolutely love this outfit and I think I have just the fabric to pull it off. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Go for it and please share your finished pictures!!

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  10. WAIT a minute! Wait just one MINUTE! See, I can't! I'm speechless! I'm beyond freaking words! GIRL!!! This is out of this world! I don't understand! You know what? I got it! You're not from here! You're from another planet! Uh huh! I've figured you out! I don't even have any adjectives left to compliment you on your work! SICK! That's all I've got!

    Michelle, with all my heart, and all that's within me, I tell you, your work needs to be on the runways (Fashion Week), red carpets (Emmys, Grammys CMA, BET, etc), magazines (Vogue baby).

    I know you've heard this one before; Project Runway! I can see you on that show! I would be your #1 fan!

    I LOVE this look so much! My head hurts now, so I gotta go!

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    1. Anita, you are way too kind Sister, But I appreciate every word and project runway?????? I've thought about it

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