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What I made for the Anita Baker Farewell Concert!

I went to see Anita Baker with one of my oldest good-est best friends! Which of course means I had to make something cute to wear. So I made the ever popular Mccall’s 7757 view A and E.

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Then because the pants are so comfortable I made view e again in a different print and paired it with a crop top  from Simplicity 8609! I had to do major surgery on this top though because the finished measurements were 6″ smaller than my bust size.

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The sleeve seam detail was perfect and the pattern went together easily after a full bust adjustment.

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Here I am the day of the concert dressed and ready to go! Getting my obligatory mirror selfie in for the ‘gram. I headed downstairs to meet my friend and that’s when I realized—this outfit is not going to work for this day.

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RAIN and cool temps were in the forecast until 10pm.

So first, I tried to just switch out my pants and shoes and add a cardigan

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That didn’t last long. Because it was too cool and the cardigan i was wearing was too thin and it just wasn’t working. But it’s Anita! So onto plan c.

Old Navy provided me with a water resistant jacket and a cute sweatshirt that literally spoke some positivity and sunshine into the dreary rainy day.

And dammit we went back to the festival grounds dressed appropriately for the weather, armed with out stadium chairs and umbrellas and camped out in the rain waiting on ANITA BAKER!

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While we waited we saw Tevin Campbell, Brandi, Damian Escobar, a tribute to Phyllis Hyman performed by various artist including THE Rachelle Farrell and Regina Bell, Bob James and then the rain stopped, TEN MINUTES BEFORE the QUEEN hit the stage and SANG her face off!

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We sang and danced along with along  with Anita until the show was over and we had to go home.  Great trip with a great friend!

 

 

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