Good morning! I hope your weekend is off to a fantastic start. This morning I’m taking part in a fun blog tour called Wear to Where. All week long fashion and sewing bloggers have been sharing their picks for outfits that every girl needs for the events of summer- outdoor festivals, the farmer’s market, glamping, summer weddings, baseball games, BBQs, and picnics.
Initially I was thinking of making a cute little sundress but the reality is I have 2 little boys and I tend to do quite a bit of chasing them around at events so pants are a more practical option. I didn’t want to get stuck trying to get my kid out of a tree while wearing a sundress. I have enough challenges in my life.
So I opted to make a top and a pair of jeans that I could get a lot of use out of this summer. I have had my eye on colored jeans since about 2012 when they had become popular. As you can see I am uber-quick to jump onto new style trends. I’ve tried on many a pair but I’ve never been able to find that combination of right color and good fit. So I made a pair.
I bought some kelly green denim and used Burda Style’s Anita pattern. This was my first time making jeans and I was filled with a mixture of excitement and anxiety but I’m thrilled with how they turned out. I made a change with the back pocket but other than that I followed the pattern.
You might be thinking jeans might be a little too hot for summer but a lot of the summer parties that we attend are in the evening and I like having the extra coverage both for the slight chill and for the mosquitoes. I always like to wear jeans for the Fourth of July picnic at my in-laws’ house because by the time the fireworks start it’s always a little chilly to me.
I might adjust things a little for my next time around. The waist was a little big on me so I might size down a little bit there.
What is your go-to BBQ outfit?
Be sure to check out all the other blogger’s outfits for inspiration.