WhatIWore: You guys! I’m so excited to share my first ever completely self made head to toe outfit! Our beach days have been foggy, but this morning it was a great backdrop for my little chambray play suit and self made hat and espadrille shoes. Pattern details below!
When: March 15, 2016
Where: Anna Maria Island Beach
I chose to make a coordinating play suit using a dark chambray fabric and only needed a yard and a half (with enough to spare to make a matching band for my hat). This fabric is so fun to sew with… as were the patterns I used today!
Sometimes I can be so cheap at the fabric store. I waited for ages for this pattern to go on sale, missed it, and then went back and forth paying full (40% off but still expensive) price. In the end I was in a hurry and wanted to make it for this trip so I just bought it.. but I’m glad I did. It was so much fun to sew and went really quickly. I added a little contrasting white piping to coordinate with the shorts. Let me tell you more about those…
I’ve made the shorts once before (seen here) and they’re such a breeze to stitch up. I think next time I’ll want to use a fabric with a little more body because these soft chambray shorts got a little more wrinkled with normal wear than I’d prefer. No matter - they’re still cute!
On the accessory side of things I decided last minute to make myself a larger brim sun hat for this trip. I cut my wire a bit smaller than the natural brim to pull it in and give it a vintage look. I didn’t tack down the chambray band I made so perhaps later this summer I’ll sway with a scarf or another piece of fabric.
And the shoes! The shoes guys! I made shoes!! I’m most proud of these puppies and they’re so comfortable. I actually don’t like sandals at the beach and these kept the sand out nicely. Read more about how I made them (and links to supplies for you to make your own, here)