Happy 2017 everyone! Today I’m popping in as part of Tibeca’s Watcha Wearin’ January blog tour with a new make and maybe some style inspiration for the new year. I’ll be participating every Friday this month, showing off how I wear some of my handmades in my day-to-day life.
Today I’m showing off the new Penny Raglan that I made last month. While my love for the Penny Raglan has already been documented, I haven’t pulled out the pattern since summer. But I had leftovers from N’s velvet Christmas dress and wanted to make something for me, so when my eyes landed on my Penny pattern, I knew it was a match made in heaven!
This pattern worked surprisingly well in this stretch velvet from Stylish Fabrics. It has a nice amount of drape for the boxy top, and I like that I can dress it up or down. It works great with a pencil skirt for a night out, and equally well with jeans when I’m feeling like a fancy pants at home:
I’m layering it right now because it’s January and cold (hence the red nose and askance hair, it was flipping freezing when I took these photos — the things I do for you guys…), but once the weather warms up a bit, I will have no problems rocking this on its own.
The Penny Raglan turned out to be an easy and fun way to sport one of this season’s big trends. And since the Penny takes no time at all to sew up, it wasn’t as if I labored for hours and hours making something that will be dated next year. The longest part of this top was the hemming. Since velvet requires a handstitched hem, that did take a little while. Still, I had it done in a single episode of This is Us — not too shabby!
Are you sporting any velvet this month? Or is there some other amazing 2017 winter trend that I should check out?
Top: Penny Raglan by Grainline Studios
T-shirt: Gap (pattern suggestion — Grainline Lark Tee)
Pants: Jessica Simpson black jeans (pattern suggestion — Closet Case Ginger Jeans)
Shoes: Steve Madden
To see how others are wearing their handmades this month, check out the links below! (Posts go live on their date)
Monday, January 2nd: Sewing By Ti
Tuesday, January 3rd: Sewing By Ti
Wednesday January 4th: Tenille’s Thread
Saturday, January 7th: Wild & Wanderful
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