I’m not a huge birthday fan. I know it’s surprising for a blogger who takes photos of herself constantly, but I really don’t like being the center of attention! My birthday is the day before New Year’s Eve, and it’s always worked out well. If people want to have a party for me, I tell them to just roll it into the festivities! Of course, that means my New Year’s Eve style has to be twice as good. Well, once again it’s JOANN to the rescue! We collaborated on my New Year’s Eve outfit and I just know you’ll love it!
*this post is sponsored by JOANN. the experience and words are my own!*
Countdown to New Year’s Eve Style
5! The Patterns and Fabric
Whether I’m in Chicago or in St. Louis, layers are key to a good New Year’s Eve outfit. No party is worth risking hypothermia for! When I was looking around for holiday outfit inspiration, I came across this pin, and I knew it was exactly the outfit I was looking for. Comfy, chic, and layerable! All it needed was a coat.
Each of the patterns in this outfit is one that’s been on my to-make list forever. The top is McCall’s 7483 with lengthened sleeves, the pants are Simplicity 3688, and the coat is a Mimi G pattern, Simplicity 8177. I know that each of these pieces will work in more everyday settings, too! The pants are totally work appropriate, the top would look so cute with a tulle skirt, and the jacket is so cozy.
Of course, the perfect pattern needs perfect fabric if you’re looking for amazing New Year’s Eve style. I made the pants in a basic crepe suiting that I’m sure I’ll be going back to get more of. It was so easy to work with! The top is in an AMAZING reversible sequin fabric. I may or may not have built the outfit around this fabric. I mean, the only thing better than being a human disco ball of sequins is being an human disco ball of sequins IN TWO COLORS. Mine is in navy and silver and I love it, plus JOANN online has a rose gold and black version that is truly to die for. Finally, the coat is in a stretch wool-look fabric. I ran my hands over that fabric every time I went in the store in October, so of course I snapped it up for this coat!
4! McCall’s 7483
I made a few adjustments to this pattern to get the top of my New Year’s Eve style dreams. The top I was envisioning was a little more boxy than this shirt is drafted. I eliminated the darts (they’d be too hard to do in sequins anyways), and shortened it by about an inch. Since I wanted 3/4 length sleeves, I also just extended those out. Sewing sequins was definitely a new experience for me — look for a blog post with tips in the new year! If you happen to be making a last minute sequin outfit, though, I have an important tip. BIND YOUR SEAMS. Seriously. Sequins get itchy.
3! Simplicity 3688
This vintage Simplicity pattern has been in my stash for a while. I really think that wide leg, flowy pants are flattering on basically everyone. I’m so happy I finally made them! They’re incredibly simple to sew. The front and back have small darts for a little shaping, and there’s an invisible zip and button on the side. You could crank out a few of these in an afternoon if you were motivated to!
For my #sewingtall friends, I added 8″ to this pattern. I know. That seems crazy. But I have on 3 1/2″ heels in these photos (I’m 5′ 11″) and they’re perfectly grazing the ground with an inch and a half hem. I will probably hem them after New Year’s, since I rarely wear heels that high to work. Otherwise — they’re office ready!
2! Simplicity 8177
I love me a good Mimi G pattern, y’all. Her stuff is super on-trend, and I fully intend to use every piece from this pattern. Seriously, I would have made these pants for this outfit if I hadn’t wanted a simple waist! But there are a few quirky parts to this pattern.
First, I did not add any length to this pattern. None. Nada. And granted, I did not hem the sleeves, but you guys. They’re at my wrist! If you’re an average sized human, be prepared to take length out. Second, I think that the back is not wide enough. The side seam is very far back, and it’s a little awkward to get into the pockets. Another two inches in the center would make a world of difference. Still, it’s adorable, and incredibly warm in this fabric, and I will definitely wear it this winter.
1! Happy New Year!
Yes! I truly feel like my New Year’s Eve style is on point this year, and I can’t wait to show off my outfit. Thank you so much to JOANN for sponsoring this post and making all my holiday dreams come true. I can’t wait for another year of sewing! Stay tuned to the blog this weekend for some exciting news, too. If you want to be the first to know, pop your email in the newsletter signup box at the bottom of the page. A new edition is going out this weekend and I think you won’t want to miss it!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of JOANN. The opinions and text are all mine.
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