I made pants! I made pants!!! Have you heard…I made pants!!! HA! It was a huge goal of 2019 to sew more functional pieces to my wardrobe- especially pants- so I am super pleased with my first attempt. I made a pinboard as inspiration to really up my mom-style game this winter. Check the “Hudson Jogger” section to see where I gained lots of styling ideas. I’ll be adding to the pinboard over the next month or so as I continue to sew and style these Pinterest-inspired looks!
Side Note: Be sure to read to the end about the three different v-neck tees I made and how the different types of knit fabric changed the fit and overall look of the top.
Joggers & Classic Tee
I saw this super chic yet comfortably styled gal on Pinterest and immediately knew I could re-create the look with three super basic patterns. For the cardigan I used the M4M Darcey (you may recognize it from my fall capsule wardrobe). For the shirt, I sewed up the Classic Tee from Love Notions in a slinky white knit from Joann. My first attempt at pants in 2019 was the Hudson Pants from True Bias in a stretch twill from Joann.
I styled the look to the inspiration from the Pinterest pic- nude heels and my computer glasses. PS. There are pockets ❤
I love this outfit for a few reasons: 1. I feel super put together. Like super chic, super sophisticated and that I am not “just a mom.” 2. These pants are basically pjs which means I can wear them literally ALL day long. To bed, to school drop off, to work, and then back to bed. 3. This outfit can transition throughout the seasons simply by changing the shoes and the layers. Such great staple pieces added to my wardrobe!
The second classic tee I made was with this thick, interlock knit from Cloud 9 Organics. I paired it with my go-to jean jacket and my new platform tennies (both from TJ Maxx). On a typical day, this is more of the momiform that I sport.
And for my last Classic Tee & Joggers ensemble…I like to call this the “third day hair” look…you know when you get a few days in on not washing your hair and you just need a hat to make things better again! I went for a side knot of this Classic Tee sewn in AGF jersey knit.
All three looks are easy, comfortable and can transition from season to season. I love adding practical, staple pieces to my handmade wardrobe that still help me to feel stylish and put together.
I thought it was interesting to see a side-by-side of the three tees and how the different types of knit changed the drape, fit and overall look of the tee. The white fabric being the thinnest, slinkiest knit meant it fit bigger and draped away from my body more. The light grey was the thickest, less stretchy knit and that caused it to bit a stiffer and more boxy look. The dark grey was the middle of the the three knits with slight drape but still a bit of substance. When shopping for knit, it’s important to consider the properties of the particular knit and how it will effect the way your garment fits and hangs on your body.
Thanks for reading about my Classic Tee & Joggers sew! You can always see more behind the scenes, progress pics and hear about my sewing plans by watching my instastories and scrolling my feed on Instagram.