I have been holding onto this watercolor fabric panel by Aurora Designs for awhile now. As, I did not know what I wanted it to be, I just knew I had to have it. Every Friday, Aurora Designs, does $5 fabric panels, one Friday this watercolor panel was on sale. It says, “Kindness is Free, Sprinkle that Shit Everywhere.” You can find it here. I normally do not wear curse words on my shirt, however this fabric panel just spoke to me.
If you read my blog often, you may know I have searching for an off the shoulder shirt sewing pattern. I even did my own off the shoulder shirt hack awhile back. So, when the, off the shoulder shirt, Mama Stella sewing pattern released from Made for Mermaids, I bought it immediately. You can find it here. There are tons of other options for this women’s shirt sewing pattern too! Plus there is matching version for little girls too here! Yes, I bought it too!
I am happy to report, I honestly love the Mama Stella. In, fact I made four of them for vacation. I wanted to make 5, but ran out of time! 🙁 Please excuse my squinty eyes, but it was bright outside. Oh and the no makeup… I was on the beach… I am definitely not complaining though, I heard it snowed at home today.
After I made two Stellas and realized I loved the sewing pattern. I knew it would be safe to make a Stella with my favorite favorite panel! I was so excited! Then, it was a matter of which fabric to choose to make the rest of the shirt. I used left over fabric from the fabric panel for the sleeves cuffs. I was debating between a few colors. At that moment, I realized the 52 Week Sewing Challenge for this week was color blocking! You can join their Facebook group here and if you are a sewing blogger, can submit your make https://www.seamssewlo.com/2018/03/07/52-week-sewing-challenge-blog-tour-week-10-sew-something-color-blocked/here for the blog link up!
I used some mint double brushed polyester from Knitpop (so soft!!) for the sleeves and pink single brushed polyester from Allielane in Abbyville. Allielane is unfortunately closing her the fabric portion shop, so check out her deals before she closes shop.
I paired my gorgeous Stella with the new Mya Skirt sewing Pattern. You can find it on sale for its release here. I used an oatmeal Baby French Terry by Simply By Ti. It is so luxurious and so soft. The Baby French terry is lighter weight and perfect for our 60’s and 70’s we are having here on vacation. The Mya Skirt was very simple to make. It has some trendy waistband options (not shown here) and several different lengths. The Mya Skirt can also be made with woven fabric and a knit waistband. I made one, but will show you that one a little later…
Maybe, it is because I am on vacation, but I am so super excited about this outfit! I look forward to showing you the other Stellas and the other Mya Skirt I made for this vacation. Let me know in the comments below, do you like the off shoulder look?