So… it would seem that I am suffering from a bit of post self-stitched September letdown. I actually enjoyed taking photos every day, because it inspired me to be more creative with combining my outfits. But I’m not up for a totally self-stitched life (at least not yet anyway!) So instead, I will be participating in What I wore Wednesdays, from the Pleated Poppy blog. I won’t kill myself to get photos every day, and I’m still focusing on things I’ve made… though I am certainly not required! This is a good way to keep myself excitef about outfits – even during weeks like this one! I’ve got no less than three gigs this week, so I’ve been pretty much in rehearsal or teaching non-stop. I’ve had time to think about sewing, just no actual sewing time! I have been making plans, based on the lessons I learned during September, and I’ll be posting those soon. In the meantime, here are my outfits from this week!
Sweater: Liz Clairborne
Dress: Vogue 1194
Not my most exciting outfit, but it fit my purposes – I was headed out to try on boots, in hope of finding a pair that would come close to fitting my legs. So I had to wear a skirt and tights. The sweater is because it was chilly, but I’m not ready for coats yet. I didn’t actually manage to find any knee high boots that fit – I bet I tried on 20 pair, but they were all large (except for a pair at Target, and those just looked cheap to me.) I did manage to buy an excellent pair of cowboy type boots at TJ Maxx for cheap, so it was not a waste!
Dress: Vogue 8667
Sweater: Old Navy, at least 8 years old
Tights: Betsey Johnson
This sweater is showing some wear, but I think I got my money’s worth out of it. I ordered some cardigans from Old Navy (on clearance) so that I won’t have to pull things out of the back of the closet so often. And I love the boots – I never would have thought I would wear this type!
Cardigan: Simplicity 2417
Is anyone else watching the current season of Project Runway? I am a huge fan of Mondo, who frequently combines prints. Inspired by that, I have taken to wearing more than one pattern at a time. The cardigan is polka dotted, though it washes out in the photo.
Dress: Kwik Sew 3758
Belt: Forever 21
And here are those boots again. I love them! The belt is instead of the belt I made for the dress – I like that it gives a little bit more of a casual look.
That’s it for this week – we’ll see how long I can keep this up! I’ll be back later with talk about my sewing plans (and maybe some time to sew? I don’t have a day off til Sunday, so perhaps not…)