Thursday, January 12, 2017

Urban Cowgirl Chic

In January, Houston starts to get excited about the upcoming Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. With that comes exciting events to attend and look fashionable. Head on over to Sew Much Fabric where you'll see the fabrics mentioned below (plus a few more) to help you pull off this Urban Cowgirl Chic Look. Three categories are considered for your sewing fun;  Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Go Texan Day and Nightlife.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
The festivities (March 7-26) like the Bar-B-Que cook-off, parade, carnival and livestock shows are what the rodeo is all about!  You'll want to sew outfits that are comfortable and chic.
Butterick 6425, McCalls 7546, Burda Style 05/2016 #128
Blue Jean/ Saffron Reversible Knit (Cold-Shoulder Top/Pants)
Ivory Metallic Gold Linen (Sold Out) (Cold Shoulder Top)
Red Stretch Denim (Jumpsuit) (Sold Out)

Go Texan Day
March 3 is Go Texan Day. This is a citywide celebration when businesses and organizations are encouraged to dress "Texan". The fabrics and patterns below will keep you looking office appropriate and Urban Cowgirl Chic!
From Left to Right: McCalls 7549, McCalls 7392, Butterick 6183
Chambray Blue Woven Print Cotton  (Sold Out) (jacket)
Blue Denim  Temporarily Out of Stock) (skirt and culottes)
Egyptian Cotton - Swiss Ivory  (Temporarily Out of Stock) (top)


Nightlife
From the concerts to parties there's a lot of activity at night!
Concerts 
Make more than one top to pair with jeans for multiple looks!

Left to right: Butterick 5797, Vogue 8772, Butterick 5682
Left to right: Black Lace with White Backing (bustier)
Black Silk Double Georgette (bow-tie blouse)

Parties
Parties are where Urban Cowgirl Chic really shines!  You can make this Ralph Lauren Spring 2017 look using the blouse from Burda Style and the pants from Kwik Sew.
Left-Right: Ralph Lauren Spring 2017, Burda Style 04/2016 #109A, Kwik Sew 4178
Left to Right:  Silk Charmeuse-Violet 
Satin Back Crepe-Eggplant  Black Denim Matte Jersey

(Sold Out)
Nothing is more fun than using your creative skills to pair beautiful fabrics with your ideas for expanding your Urban Cowgirl Chic wardrobe. Have fun sewing! Ride ‘em Cowgirl!

Fabric ideas posted by Beverly Gatterson, who teaches fashion design at the Art Institute of Houston.

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