Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Gold & Denim Are A Perfect Pair [DIY Denim Pantsuit]


DIY Denim Pantsuit! So riddle me this, were you one of the lucky ones who were able to grab some of this fabric when Fabric Mart posted their new arrivals a few weeks ago? I jumped on it so fast it was crazy and before you know it "poof" it was gone, SOLD OUT!  

***I found another resource for this fabric at Michael Levine's ****

I went to my "tnt"  blazer pattern for this project because I knew the metallic bias around the edges would look fab and I was on a mission to make another pair of mimi g's jeans and trim the seams in metallic bias as well. I recommend both of these patterns to any level sewist. I did a little pattern hack on the blazer pockets to make them a little more interesting and I made a pictorial of the process for ya'll. [The gold top under the blazer is Closet Case Patterns Netti bodysuit. I'm going to do a post on the bodysuit pattern another day.]

 OK so here is my pocket pattern hack for the Simpilicity 1421 blazer.
1. You start with making a enlarged pocket pattern. I added an inch to each side for my pocket,
2. I cut out three pieces for my pocket, fabric, lining and interfacing. I am using a stretch denim that it the only reason that I used interfacing, I didn't want to stretch. If you're using a heavy duty fabric with no stretch you will not need interfacing.
3. Zipper opening facing. this will be determined by how big you want your zipper opening. [the process I used is like sewing a welt pocket] I cut out a 7 inches long and 2 inches wide.
4. Now mark your sewing guide for your zipper opening. I just put a rectangle in the middle and when I went to sew it I realized it was too small, I needed a wider space to insert my zipper. So look at your zipper and see how much you want showing and make your measurements for your opening.
5. Now pic this piece to your pocket. I put mine on a slant for more interest. [do you see this magic in this pic?? My DIY picture frame pin-cushion matches my project!]
6. Now sew your facing to your pocket. Remember I told you opening that I drew was too small? I just used it as a guide and sewed 1/4 around the line I had drawn on the facing piece. You should be sewing on your lines that were drawn on your facing piece.
7.Time to cut your opening to flip your facing to the inside. Remember not to cut past your stitching at those corners.
8. Flip the facing inside and press really good.
9. Lay your pocket over you zipper, pin and stitch around the zipper. I stitched around twice like you do on denim.
10. Sew your pocket to the facing piece, right sides together. Make sure you open your zipper before you sew these pieces together or you will not be able to turn it to the right side.
11. Now turn it over and press it really good.
12. Final step attach it to the front of your blazer, Remember that since the pocket is bigger you will need to use different placement than the pattern calls for.
 Done!

My Original Fabric Mart post for this pantsuit is now live on their blog.
Stop by to get a look at the pics and the other Golden slippers that we used with this suit.
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32 comments

  1. So even though I would probably not have the guts to wear this outfit myself, this is just FIERCE. Love the bias binding, the fit and the whole look.

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    1. Hahahaha! There are probably not many people who would wear it together, but anyone can work them separately with a solid partner pairing. I could never pull it off myself.

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  2. You NEVER fail! I've been waiting to see this. Slay Mori Slay!

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  3. 'Living my life like it's golden'--this Jill Scott song came to mind when I saw this HAWT creation. Loving it.

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    1. Robin, Gurrrrrlllll that's what I was singing as I was writing this post!

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  4. Gorgeous you have inspired me to try that blazer pattern I've been sitting on for a year or so

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    1. Do it, this is the easiest blazer pattern I have sewn.

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  5. So GOOD!!! You were lucky to get on that fabric fast.

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    1. It's like TJMaxx and Ross, you gotta buy it when you see it!

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  6. What a stunning ensemble! Now you have me thinking about colorful blazers as a work staple! I'm not sure I have the chops to pull off head to toe glam, but I could pair a bright blazer with solid color pants in a complimentary color. So many ideas! Question, do you make a FBA for Simplicity 1421? Sometimes blazer style tops get gappy on the top for me, or if they fit on the top, they are too boxy below.

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    1. Elaina, I have made this blazer in 4 different sizes 12,14,16 and 22 and I never had to do any alterations. But I do suggest you make a muslin or use some cheap fabric that can be worn in case it works out! I'm going to make myself one this year and I will see how that goes.

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  7. YASSSSSSSSSS HONTEYYYYYYYYY! This is everything! OMG I'm mad that I missed out on this fabric! I love the look and what's great is that the pieces will be fly worn separately as well! LUV IT!
    Hugs
    Shari Williams
    MyDailyThreadz

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  8. Wow Stunning!!! You have a knack for sewing with unusual fabric and making it work!

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    1. Thanks Kelly I try to use something that someone else would pass up. Believe it or not some of the fabrics I work with I don't even like in the beginning. I buy it because it's different.

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  9. Soooooo FRESH!!!! ALWAYS bringing it with GUSTO!!! Out did yourself, yet again. 😘😍👌👏👏👏👊 With love from #GusaByVictoria

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  10. Qween!!!!!!Drop the dog gone mic!!!!!!!! You socked me in the stomach with this right here!!!!!!! Looooove it!!! Hate I missed this fabulous fabric :o(

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    1. I'm sorry that I'm always beating you up but at least it's in a nice way! Thanks Jennifer you make me smile!

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  11. OMG Michelle!!! I want to get in your mind...your creativity is absolutely incredible! I definitely would have rocked this for New Years for sure!! Your daughter looks absolutely stunning in it! Love it!

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    1. You're right this would have been a great New Years outfit! Thanks for dropping by Myra!

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  12. I am here for this!!! Love the outfit, shoes, tutorial love it! 😍

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    1. Thanks, glad you stopped by to holla at me!

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  13. I am here for this!!! Love the outfit, shoes, tutorial love it! 😍

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  14. Michelle, you are just FABULOUS! But as you know, it's Mori that just makes your creations even more AWESOME!!! Girl, love love love everything here! No wonder it was taking so long to load on my phone. Eye candy overload.

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  15. Now Michelle! I'm gonna have to keep my eye on you. Cause there is a whole lotta AWESOME going on RIGHT HERE! RIGHT HERE! And I love <3 every bit of it!!! AND, you schooled us too...like BAM take that why don't cha!!! You're a BAD BAD girl!!! :-)

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