Hi there! I’m back with the third of my series of festive style posts and today is the turn of the ever classic black pants with a statement sweater, an easy no-brainer look.
Let’s imagine the scenario…you’re at work wearing some black pants, your comfy office shoes and a plain blouse and it’s the office party in the evening. No problem…pop on a fancy sweater, change out your shoes, add a clutch bag and you’re good to go!
You know, I realised that my black pants have never been officially featured on my blog. I’ve had them for a good while. I made them using my basic pant block pattern that was taken from some RTW ones and then refined a little. Apart from a curved 3″ deep waistband and a centre fly front, they are basically quite plain with a sleek silhouette. The fabric is a two-way stretch poly/viscose blend from Ditto Fabrics and I bought it aaaages ago.
My sweater originally featured in this post where I talk about how I designed it and how to create the double-layer ruffle. Both the plain ivory wool/acrylic blend knit and the georgette came from Truro fabrics
The next couple of photos show some sweater details. I made the neckline asymmetrical to complement the angled hemline. To finish it off in a non-bulky way I bound the edge with some of the georgette fabric and I like how delicate it looks. The ruffle/flounce is double layered and finished with a rolled hem done of the overlocker.
I feel dressy but not over the top in this and the whole outfit is extremely comfortable to wear and quite cosy too. I’ve worn this exact combination on a few occasions and love it.
Perhaps this post has given you ideas for outfit creation? I hope sew!
Well, I’m almost halfway through my posts…pop back for part 4 soon 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
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