Briar Tee + Ninni Culottes

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Hey guys! I’m back with another fun post for April Rhodes Heritage + Arizona After blog tour. For this post I chose to put together an outfit that is a little out of my comfort zone, turned closet staple! I’m so excited to share it with you.

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For the top I used Megan Nielsen’s Briar Tee (part of the Project Sew My Style line up for the month of June) using a knit from the Heritage Collection called Father Totem. I love how soft Art Gallery Fabric knits are! This print has a really cool vibe; it’s neutral but still has a slight pattern to it. I quickly and easily pictured it as an easy t-shirt paired with jeans (or culottes in this case!).

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The Briar Tee is quick to sew up, I shortened mine slightly. It does have the high low hem but you can’t see it because it’s tucked in. (See photo above for hemline). I really like the look of this hemline because it adds a little bit of drama to an otherwise basic tee. I omitted the pocket on my version, but technically sewed version 3 of this pattern. I really love it!

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Okay, now for these culottes! This is one of the new Named Clothing patterns: the Ninni Culottes. This is the part of my outfit that is a little outside of my fashion comfort zone, but there was something about them that drew me right in. I love the easy elastic waist, and the chicness of culottes in general. I decided to give them a go, and was pleasantly surprised.

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I used a super soft rayon chambray I picked up at a local Joann’s store, and I think it’s a perfect match. I love that these pants pair well with most tops in my wardrobe too. Just make sure you don’t ask my husband what his opinion is of these culottes! For the most part, my rule of thumb goes like this: if my husband is not a fan of an item I’ve made, it means I did something right. (He’s my toughest critic).

They too are a quick sew, and easy to put together. I love how cool they are to wear in the heat of summer, plus the elastic waist band for optimal comfort. (Secret pajamas!).

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Thanks for reading along! Stay tuned for one more project coming at you next week for this tour. Meanwhile, make sure to keep up with the rest of the tour:

June 28th – The Sara Project

June 30th – I Love You Sew!

July 5th – A mini Instagram loop all about Arizona After, with 5 surprise makers! Head to my IG feed around 5pm EST on this day to find the kick off post and follow all 5 makers for a chance to win fabric!!!!

July 7th – TBA – Surprise blog! πŸ˜‰

July 10th – The Sara Project

July 12th – Sew To Speak

July 13th – A mini Instagram loop, this time all about Heritage, with 5 surprise makers! Head to my IG feed around 5pm EST for another chance to win fabric!!!!

July 17th – Threadbear Garments

July 19th – A second mini Instagram loop featuring Arizona After. Head to my IG feed around 5pm EST on this date for a chance to win fabric!

July 21st – Bad Nana’s Bandanas

July 24th – Willow And Stitch

July 26th – Mister Domestic

July 28th – Last mini Instagram loop featuring Heritage, with 5 surprise makers! Head to my IG feed, 5pm EST  and follow all 5 makers for the last chance to win fabric!

July 31st – Recap of all the amazingness!

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Heritage Tour + Anza Jumpsuit

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I’m so excited to kick off the blog tour for April Rhodes’ new fabric collections: Heritage & Arizona After. Β Both collections include stunning prints in different fabrications, such as: rayon, knit, cotton and canvas. My favorite of the two is definitely Heritage, and this specific collection was created for garment sewing. The prints are so bold and yet neutral at the same time. For today’s post, I chose to work with a rayon from the Heritage collection called Treasured Kermes. It is simply STUNNING. This fabric is hands down one of my most favorite prints to date.

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The Art Gallery rayon fabrics are so soft and drapey. The quality is there! It was great to work with, and the finished product is amazing. These fabrics are really great for any summer project because they are so light and airy to wear. It’s what dreams are made of.

Ever since laying eyes on Nicole’s Anza Jumpsuit, I knew I had to make one too. THEN I saw this fabric and the rest was history. I love this jumpsuit so so much. The Anza Jumpsuit by Itch to Stitch is a great addition to any wardrobe.

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This pattern has some really cool features I want to share. First of all, I love that Kennis (designer of Itch to Stitch) has added different cup size options to her patterns. No bust adjustments needed. I also love that this pattern comes with a dress option.

I sewed up a size 2 with no alterations.

It took me a straight week to put this one together. There’s a lot of steps but the instructions are very clear and easy to understand. It fits so comfortably, and I’m really just so excited about it. I wear it as often as I can!

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This is just Day 1 of the Arizona After + Heritage Tour. Follow along to see all of the other amazing bloggers and their creations. I also have a few more posts I will be sharing as well. Up next is: Cristy fromΒ Love You Sew.Β 

Special thanks to April Rhodes and Kennis from Itch to Stitch for supplying me with the fabric and pattern for this post. I would also like to point out that this post contains an affiliate link.

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Thank for hanging out with me, and as always: happy sewing! Photos by: Hello Little Fish