Monday, November 1, 2021

Sponsored Post- Smart Casual Work Wear with The Fabric Fairy

Posted by Heather at Monday, November 01, 2021 0 comments

I recently started a new job with a Fortune 50 company doing what I love and know best! Now, I am working in a totally different town, company, team and environment than the one that I had previously been employed with for the past decade. The dress code is MUUUUCHHH more relaxed than my previous employer and I'm enjoying the more easy-going attire. 

For the longest time, I've wanted to do a capsule wardrobe (where you mix and match a set number of clothing pieces to come up with multiple outfits). So, with the start of a new job, I decided that this was my chance to do just that! While I shopped retail and/or my current closet for most of these items *gasp*, I just couldn't find a white and navy striped shirt that I loved/fit well to fill out my capsule wardrobe. SOoooo, I decided to sew my own!

Full disclosure- I HATE sewing stripes- too much stripe matching and all that! ;) However, I was willing to bite the bullet with a large enough stripe, IF I could achieve my intended goal of a nautical shirt to round out my wardrobe. I found a great navy and white 1" stripe nylon spandex fabric from The Fabric Fairy to use for my dream shirt. This fabric is typically used for swimsuits but it makes a GREAT base for a top! It's cool to wear and has great stretch, drape and durability. It's thin enough to wear in layers and the color if bright and vibrant!

In my humble opinion, a simple dolman sleeve shirt would be simplest to match stripes. So, I turned to a trusty favorite PDF sewing pattern, the Made for Mermaids Paige Piko (a freebie!). I sewed up a size Purple, half sleeve, top length Paige Piko with low neckline.

Following, are a couple of ways I styled/would wear my latest make!

Boots, cardi and scarf- perfect for Fall!

A splash of color and some leopard flats- oui, Paris!

A black blazer, statement necklace and some nude pumps make this top ready for the office.

Ready for the weekend in jeans and some ballet flats!

I am so happy with the end results of my inspirational navy and white striped top! It's so easy to wear and mix and match with clothes that I already have in my closet. I cannot wait to wear my new top!

And, can we just all pause for a moment and admire that beautiful stripe matching along the side...?!! 

***Disclosure: "I did receive free fabrics from The Fabric Fairy The opinions expressed here are my own."***

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