First off, Congrats to Laurie Roberts! She was the winner of the $20 credit to Stitchin’ Pretties and has already contacted me. Thank you again, Stitchin’ Pretties for donating our first prize!
$25 Store Credit to Ellie and Mac!
You will find the raffle at the bottom of this post, but first, enjoy my third post from the #breakallthedamrules series! Are you joining in? What have you made??
How fun is this combo? This is one of those outfits where my mom said, “It looks ok, for you.” 🙂 So first off, this shirt! This gorgeous peplum is my absolute fabric pattern when I make it in Liverpool! I love the structured look of it. This Liverpool print is from Stitchin’ Pretties! There big sale is still going on for about one more week. I have made several other Gloria Tops and you can see them here.
This is Gloria from 5oo4. You can pick up the pattern here!
This is loaded with options!
- Regular Bodice and 1″ FBA Bodice pieces.
- Peplum, Short or Long Skater Skirt Lengths
- Peplum, Short or Long Hi Lo Skirt Lengths (with instructions on how to combine for a more dramatic Hi Lo effect)
- Traditional Sleeve with 5 Lengths: Sleeveless, Short, Elbow, 3/4 and Long
- Split Sleeve with 4 Lengths: Short, Elbow, 3/4 and Long
- 2 Neckline Options: High or Low Scoop
- Full Bust Adjustment Tutorial section
- Instructions on making the Gloria skirts without the bodice or adding a Circle Skirt to the Gloria bodice
This amazing cardigan is the Ladies Circle Cardi from Rebecca Page. Here is the link. First off, don’t let the looks of this pattern laid out on paper freak you out when you see it. It looks a little weird, but it works out. Because I sew in the largest size offered, I wasn’t able to cut my pattern on the fold. If you look super close, you can see I have a seam down the back. I worked hard to match it up! Anyhow, I love this. I actually wore it twice in the last couple days. This fabric is a Hacci from Fabric Mart. I picked it up months ago at a super discount price! I have made the short length, hemmed, and 3/4 sleeves. Here are all the pattern options:
- 2 length options (short or long),
- 3 hem options (plain, band or ruffle)
- 3 sleeve options (sleeveless, ¾ and full length).
So let’s talk about why the prints work:
They are both super fun prints. Even though the both have crazy zig-zag stripes they are just different enough to stand apart. The common color between them, Black, helps pull them together. Imagine if the blue and black remained the same color, but the cardigan changes to white and green. This would give it a totally different look and throws off the color balance. Three’s company, Four’s a crowd. 🙂
So give it a try folks!
Don’t forget to to share your makes on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #Breakallthedamnrules
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22 thoughts on “HOC #Breakallthedamrules Week 2”
I sooo love that you are posting these. I have to admit, mixing patterns makes me nervous and excited all at once. I adore prints and never have enough solid pieces to go with them. I will need to go through my closet with your advice in mind and see what I might put together!
I love your attitude and sewing makes! I am guilty of following the rules so I’m loving this series
Jane, I dare you to break some rules gf!!!!!!
I love this one!
Thank you Karen!
I love the Gloria paired with the circle Cardi…and I never would have dreamed of using 2 prints. I love it!
Do it gf!!!!
Thank you for your insight!
Thanks for stopping by Becky!
Love that you sewed the Ladies Circle Cardi. I had looked at that pattern before but didn’t think it would work for this fluffy lady but after seeing it on you I may give it a try.
It honestly fits very well. I love that it feels cozy and I didn’t tug it over my bust all day even though I normally have to do that with cardigans!
Love your blog! Ill have to keep up on it, seems super interesting!
I am enjoying it! Thanks for stopping by Ashley!
Love this combo! Subtle but fun!! ❤
I love all your makes and the fabrics too. My goal is too replace all my clothes with me made.
You can meet that goal! In a little over a year I have replaced all my shirts, skirts, and dresses!
Love your blog!!!
Thanks for stopping by Jen!
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