Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Car Wardrobe for Barrett Jackson Auction

Hello! I'm back from a lovely few days in Scottsdale Arizona! The sunshine has been so nice to see again. My family and my husband flew out to see the famous Barrett Jackson car auction. Tons of nice cars, rich and trophy wives. My biggest problem going to something like this is finding something to wear. I wanted to dress like myself and still show my love of cars. So I needed to sew an appropriate car wardrobe!

I've made something out of my designed spoonflower print before, but now they have knit fabric. I addaped the Colette Moneta bodice for my t shirt. I made it about 5 inches longer and flare out a little. The entire tshirt fit on one yard of fabric.

The print is scans of 60s ford muscle cars from an ad of the same time. I wore my t shirt with my freddies of pinewood jeans and sven clogs.

                                                                me + 5 million dollar cobra.

On day two I wore the simplicity skirt I made over the summer. Its just a basic pleated skirt, but now with an Alexander Henry muscle car print. I added some white rick rack to the bottom. My favorite part of this outfit was having an excuse to wear my Christmas present, a Kate Spade car gauge clutch! 

My favorite outfit was for day 3, Saturday. This is the day they auction off the big items. Cars were going for million+ dollars. Crazy. This Corvette fabric I had in my stash, so the week before we left I got busy and made this simple dress. Its adapted from Simplicity 1419. I added some gingham piping to the neck and waistline, for some interest. I also added some gingham ribbon to the hem. It kind of looks like a checkerboard, adding to the car theme.

On the last day, I wore my Colette sorbetto tank top without the pleat. I used the gingham bias tape again to finish the neckline, armhole, and hem. I added a bow for interest. I wore this with my me-made pants and recently finished red cardigan. 


We had a great trip! Have you ever sewn something on theme.  Or specifically for a trip?

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