Enveloped in Cotton Voile
I had one eyebrow permanently raised to skyscraper height the entire time I was stitching up these wrap pants.
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? I actually prepped this pattern, Simplicity 4192, last summer in a hotel room in Dallas, but never tried it out. Then, fellow MSN’er Peter went on a streak of menswear that gave me haute couture hives each week. Suddenly, I HAD to have a pair of wrap pants. It was like I had never seen a pair of wrap pants before.
I stalked Mood Fabric’s shelves of voile, the same shelves Herr Peter frequents. There sat the bolt of fireworks cotton! There, the plaid! I was inches away from a full on copy, but in a rare instance of appropriate behavior, I snagged this cotton voile instead. (Try these beauties online.)
I LOVE THE WAY THOSE LEGS KICK OUT!! My left eyebrow settled back into its normal position once I put this outfit on for pics, and then lifted again in glee when the wind started picking up the voile. I see more of these in my future (though I’ll probably deduct the added waist height I so intriguingly inserted back in Dallas.)
Obviously, you can’t have a House Of Boldness knockoff without a jacket. This By Hand London blazer has made an appearance here at MSN before, but I reworked it… the double faced neon green neoprene lapels & cuffs have been removed. Now the neon flashes like a surprise! A warning, even! GET OUT OF THE WAY!
I did so want to get a black eyelet tank top in to complete the trio, but hey… we can’t all be Peter.