Today I am joining in on the fun of the Where to Wear series that Katy of Wild and Wonderful and Angelica of Gardening in High Heels are hosting. In this series they are pitting sewing bloggers up against fashion bloggers with different everyday scenarios that we are to dress ourselves for. Today’s theme is outdoor festival. I am so excited to share my makes with all of you!
Now, I am not one to attend music festivals like Coachella and Bonaroo. Heck, I don’t even think I want to go to Burning Man. It is just not my scene and it is too hot! All that being said I love the wild child boho fashion that goes along with those festivals. I am more inclined to go to a local festival like the Elkhart Jazz Fest or a movie night here in town. I knew I wanted to translate that free-spirited fashion into a upscale look that fits the festivals I want to attend and this is the result.
I started with my little black dress, McCall’s 6073, that I made last year at this time. It really is the perfect knit dress for me. To capture that airy flowy boho style I knew a floral chiffon was the fabric I wanted to use. I have several to choose from but this is the one I settled upon. I picked it up last year at Zinck’s Fabrics for $2.99 a yard. It is a lovely airy crinkle chiffon with gold threads woven in and a romantic watercolor floral print.
I ended up using 1.5 yards of this stashed chiffon for my self drafted kimono cardigan. For this version I added 10″ in length. I love this longer version. It is a great length to go with dresses for a more dressy look, but it also pairs perfectly with shorts and a tank top for a more casual look.
I accessorized by adding one of my favorite tan belts and my vintage sewing machine necklace to complete the look. I am really going to enjoy wearing this outfit this summer.
For an even more boho look, this is my original short kimono cardigan I made last summer. I used a feather and floral printed chiffon for it. I love this short version paired with shorts or jeans over the black dress.
I would love to release both versions of this pattern to all you wonderful sewists! I know you all can come up with some great versions. I need some help to do that though. I need someone who can take my digital pattern and turn it into a downloadable PDF. Any takers or leads on who could do that?