Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Jul 4, 2017

I know, I know.  It’s barely July and I’m wearing and sewing pumpkin clothes.  But hear me out!!

First.  Pumpkin flavored things should exist year round.  Because it’s delicious.  Second.  It’s hot as hades outside and the humidity is on threat level suck.  So all I want is fall to happen for me.  Third. This fabric is ah-dorable and needs to be shared, wether you’re ready for the change in season yet or not.

When Danielle from the Fabric Cottage showed me this fabric, I knew I would love it.  But once it arrived, it was like eight billion degrees outside with one-thousand percent humidity.  No exaggeration.  And my sewing mojo was super low.

I was searching for some inspiration, threw some of my coordinate fabrics together, and then stole a look at the Made for Mermaids Mama Cassie.  Specifically some of the gorgeous off-the-shoulder dresses and tops that my friend Catherine had made for herself.  BINGO.  It needed to happen!

I followed the pattern exactly, except for the top band.  I used the same measurements in the instructions for the band, but replaced it with super wide stretch elastic (from Surge Fabric Shop!) and overlapped it about halfway through the width of the lace.

I LOVE THIS TOP SO MUCH.  And now that I’ve done this once, I think it’s perfectly acceptable to make more with the other laces I have floating around the house.  Because having to wait until October to wear this top is going to be torture.

Next time, I think I’ll taper the neckline a little more and cut the lace at an angle where it meets, so it pulls in a little more at the top.  I actually don’t mind that it sticks up a little off my shoulders, but it never hurts to try and perfect this a little more, now does it?

^^If you’re wondering why I have a crazy face in some of these photos…just blame the heat and me deciding it was a good idea to take outdoor photos in a 3/4 sleeve top and jeans.  I’ll be rocking a much happier smile when I’m drinking my pumpkin coffee and not dying from heat exhaustion come fall.

Here are some links for you!!
Pattern: Mama Cassie by Made for Mermaids
Fabric: Pumpkin Spice (on pre-order thru July 14) from the Fabric Cottage | Wide Stretch Lace from Surge Fabrics | Black/White Striped Ponte from Fabric Mart

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Welcome to Wild+Wanderful!  I’m Katy.
Momma. Wife. West Virginian.
Designer. 
Dreamer. Coffee Consumer.
DIY-er. 
Craft Beer Enthusiast.
Purple Obsessor. Lover of Handmade.

MILDLY WILD. MOSTLY WANDERFUL.

LATEST FREEBIES

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quote :: FREE Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

Like many others, I've been struggling with the news of the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  I'm stuck in a moment of wanting to mourn the death of such a vital, powerful female figure in US history....and also living in fear of what's to come with the...

We Can Sew It! :: FREE Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

It's no secret right now that there is a massive shortage of PPE in every hospital and care facility everywhere.  It's also well known that the CDC is now calling for everyday people to wear masks when they go into public -- to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in...

“Hey Baby” Yoda-Inspired Design :: FREE Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

I know, I know.  It seems like all I've been able to do lately is create Baby Yoda inspired items.  Do you really blame me?  He's just the cutest thing that's happened in the Star Wars universe....basically ever. Today is Valentine's Day and since our...

Yoda One for Me :: FREE Yoda-Inspired Zipper Pouch Pattern + Tutorial!

My name is Katy and I have a love for Star Wars that goes beyond what a person should have.  Like....I LOVE Star Wars.  Even the Prequels, people!!!  And whenever I'm like, "what should I make that would be cute and fun?" I almost always want to make something related...

Stranger Things “Squad Goals” :: FREE Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

We have a new Stranger Things OBSESSED fan in our household.  It's adorable how much Louis is taken with the Stranger Things stories.  After much debate as our parental team, we allowed him to watch the series with us.  Wether or not your child is old...

Hammer Time with CoordiKnit Nonsense Fabrics :: FREE Shark Cut File!

FREEBIE ALERT!  If you scroll to the bottom of this post, you'll find a link to the design that I printed on Louis' brand new tee.  And I will not apologize for getting "U Can't Touch This" in your head. CoordiKnit Nonsense Fabrics sent me this super cute...

RECENT POSTS

One Pattern, A Dozen Ways | A Recap of the Lumberjack Shirt

As I'm working on finishing up Louis' winter jacket for this year, I couldn't help but take a trip down memory lane of all of the jackets I've made him.  And they all happen to be from one single pattern: the Lumberjack Shirt by Patterns for Pirates. Seriously, sewing...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quote :: FREE Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

Like many others, I've been struggling with the news of the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  I'm stuck in a moment of wanting to mourn the death of such a vital, powerful female figure in US history....and also living in fear of what's to come with the...

1st Day of 4th Grade

And just like that, someone allowed Louis to turn another year older, and start another year of school.  We have an official 4th grader in our house!  WHAT IS HAPPENING??? And although 2020 is the least typical year ever, I'm really excited to see what he does during...

X Marks the Spot with the XFactor Dress by P4P

I showed you my XFactor Crop (ala Peg Bundy style) late last week, but now it's time to bring out the sweeter side of sewing.  Because darn if I didn't feel just adorable in the dress version that I'd made for myself! The X Factor Crop & Dress is an adorable...