Making a Matching Shorts and Crop Set
Its been ages, just ages since I’ve posted anything! Not that I haven’t written anything, I have a few drafts that can testify to my being here but I wanted my first post after my hiatus to be so clutch you would feel it was sooo worth the wait. Now with this outfit I don’t think I could have been anymore clutch. Not to toot my own horn but *toot toot*.
This baby was a real piece of work!! I completed the entire outfit in three days spanned over a week. I did the shorts first and while they weren’t easy they weren’t the hardest part of this look. Making this top was one of the most frustrating sewing experiences I’ve had in a while, mainly because it always looked perfect before I put it on. After attempting to adjust it and failing horribly, I just took it apart and started over. The great thing about difficult projects though is how amazing you feel when you finally get it right.
Overall I would rate the difficulty of this project an 8.5/10. It could be easier for someone with a lot more skill but I wouldn’t recommend this for a beginner project. The entire outfit was based on Withwendy tutorials. If you’re just getting into sewing definitely check her channel out on YouTube. I was particularly pleased with how the split back turned out because I’ve never tried anything like this before.
Oh and check me out adding pockets and cuffs and zippers and sleeves like I own the place :D. I feel like I really applied many of the skills I’ve gathered over the past year and a half/ two years.
With Spring hanging in there are Summer being just a heartbeat away I felt this would be the perfect two-piece. I can split them up for very different looks and I’m perfectly content wearing them together. Basically I’m very thrilled. Speaking of being thrilled, I have officially completed my undergrad!!!! I have a post coming up about my favorite memories from my last year but yea, your girl can finally breathe a little and just live! 🙂
pictures by: Willyverse
5 thoughts on “Violets are blue…”
That is so cool! The fact that you made both pieces. I wish you would make more and shoot more awesome pictures. I’d come here everyday just for that.
Thank you so much!! I would definitely be making a few more things in the near future
What an awesome outfit! Definitely something to be proud of.
I’ve been wanting to learn to sew for a while. Seeing this has totally inspired me – gotta start somewhere right?
P.S. I really like your blog – I just discovered it today. Your hair is gorgeous!
Thank you so much!! I would definitely say you should just start sewing, I’m sure you would surprise yourself 🙂
Funnily enough I bought a sewing machine a few years ago and didn’t use it so ended up giving it away! I think I’ll need to invest again. Thank you for the encouragement. I’ve seen some of your other creations and you’re super talented! Well done 🙂