Project Sewn has started again! And I'm attempting to sew along. I have so many ideas to fit the themes each week, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to keep up. We'll see. This week's theme is to create a look inspired by your fashion icon. Right now my icon is Zooey Deschanel. My actual every day look does not necessarily reflect this since I'm super lazy getting ready for work lately and throw on whatever. However, if I was magically given her wardrobe I would comfortably wear every piece with enthusiasm!
I would call Zooey's style "hipster cat lady" - the highest compliment. She wears a mix of classic clothes and vintage, but could pull off any quirky print. Hopefully the correlation to her style and my look is easy to understand, but if not let me break it down.
I started out by making a Plantain Top out of a grey sweater knit and threw in a granny-like floral peter pan collar. Check one for vintage and quirky.
I mean, seriously. That collar.
I'm ecstatic it turned out like I pictured. It was self drafted after I brought up the neckline in the pattern a bit. The collar is sewn into the neckline and shoulders.
Next came the skirt. Zooey wears a lot of full or a-line style skirts. I wanted to make a full skirt that would echo her classic styling. She's collaborating with Tommy Hilfiger on a line right now, which made me think to make this pleated skirt with a navy and white polka dot print. The skirt was made using a tutorial from over at One Little Minute (I highly recommend you check it out). I made a chevron skirt before so I was confident it would fit well.
The must-have pockets in the skirt are a fun yellow heart print that was gifted to me by the kid's great grandmother (from her stash).
So there you have it! Hope I captured vintage, feminine, and classic all in one look! My only regret is that I didn't paint my nails to match my outfit, one thing Zooey never overlooks.
Check out the competitor looks for this week. They are ah-mazing!!!