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An update: What I wore Wednesday

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

Shoes: Sofft

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

Boots: BC

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

Skirt: vintage

T-shirt: Merona

Shoes: Thrifted

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

Boots: BC

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…)