For the final look for Project Sewn, we were meant to come up with our ‘Signature Style’. How does one come up with a signature style when they typically wear jeans and a tee shirt every day? So I decided to put a twist on the classic ho-hum look.

The look that didn’t make it.





I used the Burda High Waist Trousers 02/2013 #119 Pattern , making them out of a light-weight denim that I distressed in some places very carefully with a serrated knife. I absolutely adore the elegant high waist on this fun pattern, that comes apart on the sides to give it true character.

I did feel that the pants needed a little something to cover up my I’ve-had-3-babies-belly-pooch, which is why I added the braided jean belt. Keeps the pants looking slim, and covers in the exact area I wanted hidden.



Lastly, I added the cuffs on the bottom of the pants. This is really just the same denim turned inside out.

The top is based on a shirt I already own, which I simply imitated using a super soft polyester ivory fabric. I love how it drapes around me, and adds to the dressed up jeans. I am also a firm believer that if you…

Add a pair of red high heels to any outfit, you can conquer the world.

Just saying.


So that’s the outfit you did NOT see on Project Sewn. Why? Well, because as anyone who has worn welt pocket pants before can attest, those pockets tend to pull apart funny in certain poses. And I didn’t want to hear ‘The pants don’t fit right in the crotch area’ based on the photos alone. The pants fit great, and I highly recommend them!

The Photoshoot

These pictures were taken at a local landmark here in Virginia Beach called the ‘Thoroughgood House’. I was driving trying to find my way there, when I had to look up the address in Google. What pops up? The haunted Thoroughgood House. The what?!! I am completely freaked out by that kind of stuff. But I had been there numerous times before, and never heard of this rumor so I decided to keep my path straight.

It is sunset, and I was completely alone. At first I thought it was great, because for once I wouldn’t have to worry about gawkers. 30 minutes later, not so great, because I was too dang worried over every bird tweeting and squirrel’s broken twig noise. Completely freaked out, and being eaten up by mosquitoes. I hightailed it on out of there, and remembered to take others with me next time I decided to go back to that photo location! Yikes – heeby jeebies.


Thank you so much again to all who voted for me throughout the Project Sewn competition. Your support meant the world to me. Making it to the final three was a true honor.

And PS – things I do not want to hear on this post’s comments…’if you had used this as your final 3 look, I would have voted for you!’. Lol – don’t stick the knife in. Ha! Cirque du Bebe’s final look was completely amazing and deserved to win :).


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