Friday, September 26, 2014

Playing catch-up.

First off - thank you so much to everyone who gave me some styling tips on my last post!  Lots of great ideas in there; I'm sure I'll be trying some of them out in the future.  Please excuse my laziness in not answering each comment separately.  Some days are just like that :-)

I've spent part of the morning today updating my 2014 Sewing FOs page.  I hadn't added any finished makes since May!  There was a lot of catching up to do.  I realized that some of the things I made over the summer I never even posted about - partly because I was so busy, but also because a lot of them are the same patterns I've been using for a while, just in different fabrics.  I find myself using Instagram more these days for show and tell, and this space more if I have something I really want to say about a pattern, process or make.

That said, yesterday I wore two of those unblogged makes and really liked how the outfit came together, so I snapped a couple of bathroom-mirror selfies to share.  This is the kind of outfit I feel right at home in.  Of course, it's based on some slouchy jeans :-)  But on top of those jeans is an item I made early in the summer that actually filled a hole in my wardrobe:  a plain white Renfrew!


I'm sure it will come as no surprise that I completely fell off the Stash Diet wagon over the summer.  One day I was at my local fabric shop getting zippers or something, and my eyes fell upon a lovely 2-yard piece of silk chiffon in the remnant area.  It came home with me, and a couple days later I sewed up the long edge and then sewed the two ends together to make a huge infinity scarf.  Honestly, it's a bit too big, but by keeping the yardage intact I can change my mind later and make it into something else if I want to.  It's kind of a Moroccan tile print in lavender, yellow, white and black.


And because it was chilly when I left the house in the morning, I added one of my favorite jackets, purchased probably 15 years ago at Loft.


Rounding out the look were some simple silver jewelry and a pair of quilted black block-heeled shoes.

After I came home from my coffee date with a friend and an impromptu lunch date with Hubby, I finished up my second Alabama Chanin project.  I do have a couple of things to say about that one, so I'm hoping to get some pictures of it over the weekend.  Stay tuned, if you're interested in that stuff!


10 comments:

  1. I'm starting to love Instagram, too! Such a nice way to comment on something that doesn't feel like a whole blog post. I love this scarf (and how big and poofy it is)! I've had white jersey in my stash for about 2 years now to make the white top that I wish I had at least once a week. I'm hoping your version will make me get it out of the stash . . .

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    1. Isn't IG great? I don't always have a lot to say :-) so it's perfect for that.

      The white tee process felt like a slog, but I'm so glad I have one now!

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  2. so useful to have a basic white tee, can never have too many! love the scarf, what a great use of the silk chiffon!

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    1. Now on to a white shirt! I really need one of those too!

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  3. I can never find decent white knits. Ahhh love your tee!! And so smart about the yardage remaining intact!!

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    1. I know what you mean - you don't want them too thin because they show everything! I got this one at Fabrications in Michigan, and it has a hefty percentage of modal in it - super soft but on the thicker side.

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  4. Nice scarf! You're so good for catching up on the FO page. Perhaps I should take my lead from you and at least get some photos done :)

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    1. It's kind of stupid, but having something incomplete like that really bugs me!

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  5. Boyfriend jeans are flattering and comfy. I love how I don't have to worry about a muffin top. Like that infinity.

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