Welcome to the best and worst post ever! I’m participating in this year’s installment of the Sew In Tune sewing series, hosted by Melly Sews and Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy! Basically, a week filled with handmade outfits inspired by music. Pretty freaking awesome.
But why is the the best and worst post ever? Because what I made is one of my favorite things ever, but the post is ehhh. Brief explanation: lost my camera, borrowed a camera, couldn’t use most files, ordered a new camera, camera delivered 18 hours before this post goes live, take photos, daughter suddenly develops hand foot and mouth disease symptoms, must edit jpgs (because photoshoot won’t open raw files) QUICKLY because daughter is waking every ten minutes.
So I’ll do a little typing here and then let the outfit speak for itself. The song I chose to sew along to is Blank Space by Taylor Swift. The song is so great and I knew as soon as I saw the video that I wanted to make ALL THE THINGS Ms. Swift wears. I actually have another TSWIFT inspired outfit coming to the blog next month, because I couldn’t decide on just one! I settled on the outfit that makes a very small appearance midway through the video (see video here) — high-waisted purple shorts (Blank Space shorts is permanently in my search bar) and a cropped yellow sweater. I even made some burgundy shoes and a rhinestone hair clip!
The top is a pattern hack of the Rowan Tee by Titchy Threads, covered in hot-glued jewels. I wasn’t expecting her to wear this again, but she LOVES it so now I’ve got to glue them on with something that will last.
The shorts are self-drafted. I wanted them to be as similar to the original ($1000!?) shorts as possible. Because E is the same measurement at the waist and the hip, I had to add suspender straps to ensure they stayed up at the waist. I had her wear the straps under her top for these photos, but the suspender look is just as cute.
The shoes are Delia Creates’ Natty Janes, graded up to fit my size 8 girl, and with a slight change to the ties.
The hair clip is just a bunch of rhinestones hot glued to a piece of leather hot glued to an alligator clip.
I actually had to do a bit of research to see what the Blank Space shorts and sweater really looked like, since the video doesn’t show the front. And by a bit of research, I mean that I obsessed over it. A bit. ;) Which Blank Space outfit is your favorite?
To see the other Sew In Tune outfits posted today, check out this roundup post at Melly Sews.