Have you seen this bird printed fabric at Mood? I want to talk about this fabulous fabric! Want to make a statement, try walking in a room wearing anything made with this bird print and I bet you will be the talk of the night. I chose this “navy bird printed stretch cotton twill fabric” for a summer suit. This twill does not have as much stretch as I thought it would have. This is lightweight fabric, so it is perfect for a spring/summer pantsuit. This navy bird print had been on my radar for a long time and I knew it would be perfect for this project. And to mix things up a little I paired it with this “Italian amber striped cotton-rayon shirting fabric” for my self-drafted halter top.
Where are my manners? I didn’t even say hello, so let me start over. Well Hello there! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Michelle and I have a little sewing blog by the name of That Black Chic. My daughter Mori is the face of the blog and does all the modeling so no, that is not me in the pictures, that’s Mori. I am also the publisher of a sewing magazine titled “Sewn Magazine,” featuring all types of makers and fashions.
I’m so excited to share my latest project here at Mood Sewciety. I am known for pushing boundaries with print mixing and this time was no different. I thought I’d use two of my tried and true patterns to make magic with these prints. I am using the best unlined blazer pattern that I own which is Simplicity 1421, ask anybody who knows me, this pattern is my jam! I also threw in an OOP pant pattern Vogue V1416.
- Blazer: I added faux pockets flaps to the blazer, 3 on each side. This is the coolest way to bring drama to a blazer. I also only added 1 button for closure.
- Pants: I added 3 inches to the length, to wear with heels
*A quick tip in mixing prints. When your prints are in the same color family it tends to be easier to manage, and most often well received. It’s when you go all rouge with all different prints and colors that it can get crazy but crazy is a good thing in my world.