Hot! The Prepping in Pink Outfit


Fabric: Pink cotton from stash, brown plaid cotton from The Needle Shop remnant box

Pattern: Lisette 1879 (shorts and top)

Year: 2012

Notions: zipper, hook and eye

Time to complete: 5 hours altogether

First worn: Saturday for Chicago Social Sewing

Wear again: Yes!

Total Price: $11

Friends, I have never made a Lisette pattern before, and now that I have, I totally understand why these patterns are so popular!  The directions were a snap to follow and I did not need to make too many adjustments for these two pieces to fit correctly.

I had never been a great fan of the color pink before this challenge.  I was always told that redheads could not, or should not, wear this color. Now that I am older and no longer care what people think and I’m working through my stash, I am gung ho for all colors.  It was time to embrace bubble gum pink with open arms!

I call this “The Prepping in Pink Outfit” because I threw it on as I was rushing around gathering supplies/cooking for Chicago Social Sewing.  I was so comfortable in the loose top and pleated shorts while I ran around the kitchen – these will definitely be wardrobe staples as the weather gets warmer!  The only adjustment I made to the pattern was using French seams on as many of the top seams as possible.  The cotton was a bit fragile and started fraying immediately – I’m hoping this shirt lasts a little longer with the seams encased!

My favorite part of this Chicago Social Sewing session was definitely meeting this amazing lady:

There are no words for how fun/fabulous/smart/kind she is – Liz is truly fantastic in so many ways!

XOXO have a fabulous weekend, my friends!!


Meg the Grand

Megan Grandstaff was thrown into the sewing world in 2005. Ever since that fateful day, she has been eager to increase her skills and reduce her (quite large) fabric stash.


Comments are closed.

  1. Pretty in pink indeed! I find the color of your cute top very complimentary on you. It’s so wonderful that you have sewing parties with your friends. They sound like a lot of fun, and a great way to just get together. I had to check out your links to your blog spot and Liz’s, which was very entertaining.

  2. Yes! Embrace the pink and ignore all those stupid rules about who should wear what! You look great in the colour.

  3. Yeah…that whole “redheads should” or “shouldn’t” thing just makes me want to do EXACTLY the opposite of whatever bit of trivia someone thinks important. Good job embracing the pink!! I may have to go buy that pattern now I’m liking this so much on you : )

  4. I think that colour looks fab on you. Look like you had loads of fun too!

  5. I agree– you look all fresh and blooming in this color. Don’t avoid it! The plaid makes it a little preppy, another twist on your title.

  6. great shaped blouse and the pink looks great on you! It looks lovely and soft with your skin tone. (if you listen to the red hair rules.. you’ll only ever wear royal blue and emerald.. that would get pretty boring wouldn’t it!)