Statement sleeves have been a huge trend this season. Thus far I’ve been watching from the sidelines, taking it all in, seeing how it would all play out. Sometimes I see trends come and go so fast that it’s not even worth taking the time to make something inspired by them. Not this time though, I couldn’t shake my interest. I decided to give it a go.There’s so many options out there when it comes to statement sleeves. There’s any where from large ruffles to bell sleeves. There’s avant-garde and there’s subtle. I decided to try out the latter, though I do have an itch to try an exaggerated version too!I opted for a luscious jewel tone crushed velvet for the top. I’ve been dying to use this fabric for something and what better than a fun statement sleeve tee. It has a soft hand and great stretch. It’s substantial yet not to thick, and I love the drape.Pattern wise I started off with my trusty Oliver + S Lunchbox tee, you can see some other versions I’ve made here and here. I pretty much followed the pattern exactly except for the sleeves. I drafted a new pattern for the sleeves to accommodate the gathered look I was going for.I’m so happy with the end result. It’s a comfortable wearable top that Ava can wear for any of the many activities she has going on right now. It has the play-proof seal of approval from Ava. 😉 Which we all know is the most important. How many of you have ever tried to get their child to wear something they thought was uncomfortable? Spoiler alert: it doesn’t go over well no matter how cute or long it took you to make it!To complete her look we paired her top with some skinny jeans, fun mesh socks, gingham bow adorned ballerina flats and some really fun lightweight minimalist earrings.I’m going to try and make this more of a regular thing. I haven’t blogged personally in a while but I have been contributing posts for CraftyChica.com and also sharing my makes on instagram. Follow me at @avaslookbook to keep up with us and see the stuff that doesn’t make it up on the blog.
Talk to you soon!
Xx Meagan and Ava