Using my Copacabana shoe geometric print as my inspiration, I drafted my whole outfit for this week challenge #projectsewn
Brazilian’s shirts are tight, short and worn open to show our bikinis underneath. The yoke patch pockets have a central pleat, closed with a flap and a black & white pokadot button.
My shirt has a small collar, a contrasting placket to hide my buttons and 3/4 sleeves. Seriously, sewing this shirt collar wasn’t easy and I re done over and over. That’s how I broke the seam ripper.
The placket is decorated with leather piping. Check out the white stitches just like the ones in the shoes. Because the shoe has a “black nose” I thought would be fun to add a black band over the sleeves and secure it with a tab, to give the same aesthetics as the curved hemline.
My trousers feature a fly zipper front, high waist and a slim overlapping waistband. Instead of a button, a hook and eye was used to secure the overlapping. I love this! I wanna wear it everyday!
I opted for a straight leg instead of a slim cigarette because of the proportion of the shirt.
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