Summer coordinates! Mixing prints again!

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!

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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!

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