Daphne Pattern // DIY Over-sized Button Down

DIY Top: Daphne Pattern  / Fabric: Linen (similar) / Jeans: New York & Co (similar) / Shoes: Zara (similar) / Hat: Old Navy (similar)

Hey there, sewing community! I’m back with my take on my Daphne pattern.

I’ve been a busy bee behind the scenes of Style Sew Me. I’ve just finished another site redesign that I’m in L.O.V.E. with. If you’ve been here since the beginning, you’ve seen the look change a few times. It has not been without purpose.

I spent the past few months on Squarespace, but ultimately, it didn’t give the flexibility that WordPress does, so I migrated everything back to WordPress. Things were getting quite expensive to try and supplement features that I needed to help give my readers and customers the best experience. So, I did what I had to do. I’ve always said to never be afraid to pivot. I live that boldly.

On to this blog post that I should have posted 6 months ago. 🙂

I’ve always preferred a loose top and boyfriend jeans over a tight dress any day. I kept looking for a pattern of a button down that wasn’t so tailored and fitted like most women’s patterns. I also didn’t want one that looked straight out of the men’s section of a department store. So, I came up with the Daphne pattern for the Fall 2017 pattern collection.

This easy-to-sew button down gives a relaxed look that can be worn all year around. I’ve already created a long tunic using this pattern that has definitely been getting its share of wear during the winter.

Can we talk about my hat for a second though? I have a big head. I can only wear stretchy hats because of my noggin. And then I have the nerve to have thick hair. And then I have the double-nerve to wear wigs over my big head and thick hair (which I did in these pics, hehe). As I was blowing a check in Old Navy, I was on my way to the register and spotted this hat in the men’s section. Then, I thought…duh! Why hadn’t I ever shopped for hats in the men’s section? So, this hat isn’t a show-stopper or something from a runway show, but it fits. And it’s neutral colors, so I can wear it with just about anything. Win and win. I threw it in the bag and here we are.

Another accessory that I’ve never been able to conquer are bracelets. My forearm and wrists are super skinny, so bracelets just slide right off. Even with fashion watches, I have to wear them on the last notch and they usually turn on my wrist throughout the day. Only my Apple Watch and my Wellington watch fit my wrist, so I just rock those back to back. Even though I can’t take a seat at the wrist wear table, I love to see how other ladies rock theirs.

Do you have an item of clothing that you’ve always wanted to rock, never could? Let me know!

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