Friday, February 15, 2019

A Suit & Tie Story: Snakeskin and Studs a Match Made in Heaven

Hey Peeps! Long time no post! Yes I have been gone for a minute but I'm coming back and I have a plan! Managing the blog, the magazine and a full-time job it taxing to say the least but I have a plan for 2019 and that includes hanging out here with my peeps!

I'm going to start with this fantastic suit that was just featured in Sewn Magazine. I love this suit so much, I can't help but open up the magazine to look at it. These boots were the starting point. I bought these boots back in 2017, I walked into the store and when I saw these I grabbed them up real quick. We did use them before but I was still waiting for that one outfit that would compliment these beauties.

One day I was minding my business shopping online and decided to check Fabric Mart. I almost lost it when I saw this fabric. I ordered 8 yards because I knew that I wanted to make a suit and I wanted a few extra yardage leftover for something else. Now I wasn't sure what I wanted to make for a good long time and so the bots and the fabric sat there on the shelf for  long time.

We were doing a "Women in Suit & Ties" feature in the magazine and I pulled out the fabric, I ordered these 16MM silver studs  for a different project but I knew they would bling this suit out just right. FYI, if you ever get an itch to buy pronged studs this big, be ready to use your hands. I could not find any stud pliers for studs this big so I used a needle nose pliers to bend the prongs. I used over 200 studs, but once I got my groove it went fast.

I used my favorite blazer Simplicity 1421 because I love it and still have yet to find one I love more than this pattern. I paired the blazer with a shirt in the same fabric using Simplicity 1583 and the pants were Simplicity 8749.
The matching bag was an experiment that worked out well, tutorial coming soon!

Until the next post!



  1. That is absolutely beyond amazing. Studs with snakeskin - what a combo. Snapping it in front of the crinkly foil-looking background is dazzling.

  2. That out fit is perfect!!! Great use of the fabric. Can't wait to see the tutorial on the bag.

  3. you got skills you got skills you got skills

  4. This is awesome!!
    Kimberly Wilkes

  5. 💥💥💥🔥🔥🔥🔥love it just love it.

  6. What a vision!!! ROCKSTAR...I can see Mori stepping on stage all studded out! Love this!!!

  7. This is just so fab. Amazing! I love it! Also love the foil background. What a great idea. I always end up with rubbish backgrounds for my photos unless I manage to get out into the country somewhere and find a field with a gate!

  8. I replied before when you first posted but I have to comment again! OMG this is truly beyond words. It's dazzling, yet not tacky. It's retro, yet somehow timeless. The studs add so much. The boots and tie are just the right touch. It deserves to be on some international runway. Maybe some day that can happen! WOW

    1. Hi Karel, Thanks for all the good vibes! This was a fun play on the snake skin, which started with those boots! The studs are a bonus, they aren't right in your face and you could miss them so they will definitely cause a double look by passer-bys. Thanks for stopping by.


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