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!