TGIF everyone! Ok, so you want the truth? This outfit was supposed to come with me with to New Orleans, but it never made it in the suitcase. IMG_5787

When we took these photos I was not completely satisfied with the fit of the shorts so I wanted to alter them again. Welp, we all know what happens to the best laid plans right before a trip. They never got altered in time. Ugh!


But anyway, I’m sure you want to know what I’m wearing. And it’s all Simplicity! I don’t think that’s ever happened on this blog before. And that’s not on purpose, I think I just happen to have more experience with indie patterns. IMG_5742

So my top may look familiar,  because I’ve made it before. It’s Mimi G pattern 8655 and my shorts are a re-release of a 1940s vintage pattern 8654. The top in 8655 is nearly identical to the one in 8654 but it’s just a bit longer. I’m self conscious about my mid-section so I wanted a little more coverage.

I made one tiny modification with the shorts pattern. It calls for 3 pleats on each short panel. I did two instead. Three pleats on me seemed a bit excessive and almost looked like a tennis skirt. I wanted it to be a clear distinction that these were shorts. IMG_5784

The fabric and shorts for my blouse are both from Hobby Lobby. They were having a really good Summer sale and I got the blouse fabric for really cheap. I actually had the seersucker in my stash for about a year.

I love both of these prints together. And I love the blue hues. I usually wear warmer tones, but the coldness of this color pallet really draw me in. You may recall in my last post about mixing prints that stripes can act as a “neutral” so that’s just what I did here. And it worked out perfectly, if I do say so myself!

Have a great weekend!



2 responses to “Summer coordinates! Mixing prints again!”

  1. Nefertiti Avatar

    I love your pattern mixing babe!! And the blue is so vibrant. Come through with the Betty boop red lips!!! Perfect!


    1. R A V E N Avatar

      Haha, Betty Boop! Thanks Nef!


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