For the past couple of months Amity and I have been up to our eyeballs sewing many Sugar Plums for in our sample sizes. Unfortunately we are not our sample size 8 or 16 so we can’t actually wear these garments. I finally got a chance to sew a Sugar Plum for myself. I decided on a casual version that I can wear to the office on casual Fridays or our offices that are business casual.
For the bodice I used a super fray-y poly chiffon in a yellow with white polka dots from ML Loft. Since the polka dots are large, I went with version B which doesn’t have the flounces. The loose weave of the fabric caused some challenges which we’ll address in the Sugar Plum sew-along. The lining and buttons were from JoAnn’s.
For the skirt I used a dark blue jegging denim fabric from JoAnn’s. I’ve made this dress and these pants from this fabric and really love it. I dusted off the set of cams for my Elna Carina and decided this triangle stitch would be just the look I wanted. I used the decorative topstitch down the seams in hopes of making me look taller. Did it work? I also thought about doing a yellow bias trim in the seam but thought it would look too casual for the office.
There’s lots about the construction I would like to write about but that’ll have to wait for the sew-along. In the upcoming weeks we’ll be writing a few more posts in the Sew That’s Why series and keeping you posted on the upcoming pattern release. For now here are some more pics of my Casual Friday Sugar Plum.