The Christmas Party Outfit!

In January, my husband and I flew back to Utah for a Christmas party.  As soon as I heard about the trip I had a vision in my head of an outfit.  Unfortunately, only the top made it on the trip.  My first attempt at pants was a fail.  I recently tried again and I’m very happy with the result.


The top is a wrap top made out of sportswear fabric from Joann’s.  It’s one of many wrap tops I’ve made and one of my favorites.


I was also able to take it on my girls trip in February.  I get so excited to go on trips these days and see my suitcase fill up with clothes I made.


The top was fun to make and there were no issues with the pattern or instructions.  I added an inch of length to the sleeves, which is my standard practice.

I used the same pattern for these pants as I used for my overalls.


I love love love the fit of these and really wanted to make the pants again.  Finally, I learned a lesson I think my experiences were trying to teach me but I’m a bit thick at times and I was missing it.  Fabric can make or break a make.  I used sportswear for the red pants and it’s my only complaint with this make.  I wish they were in stretch denim.  I’ve decided, while I love using sportswear for tops, skirts and sometimes even dresses, pants are not a good fit for this fabric.  The fabric is more honest than denim and on thighs prone to cellulite, I prefer forgiving fabrics that don’t show every dimple and curve.

Overall, I’m happy with them and look forward to making both of these patterns again.



    1. Its hard to describe. It usually has a bit of stretch but not much. Its not as thick as denim but thicker than shirting. I’m not sure why it’s named that. If you have a Joann Fabrics near you, they have a whole section in their clothing fabrics.


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