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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…)

12 thoughts on “An update: What I wore Wednesday

  1. I am so glad you keep on posting your outfits, I really love your way of combining items into great outfits! I especially love the Wednesday outfit. Just great! Keep `em coming! 🙂

  2. I love reading your blog and seeing the clothes you make and wear. You photograph very elegantly and the blue wall background is stunning.

  3. Oh, I love Mondo!! I was inspired to try mixing prints because of his looks , too. I cried my eyes out the entire personal inspiration episode. From the time that the first parent walked in till the end.

  4. Great outfits – you’re making me want to actually wear dresses! Just curious – do you still like the sweaters you knit yourself?

    1. Yes and no… I don’t really wear sweaters in warm weather, so I will wear more of them once we finally get some cold weather (it was in the 80s here today.) I had a big purge when I got bugs in my closet last year, and lost several sweaters to that. I also changed my haircolor, so the warm colored sweaters don’t work as well. But I’m feeling inspired to knit lately, so hopefully I’ll have some colorful new sweaters soon!


  5. Oh, you bet, I am a huge fan of Project Runway. I have watched every episode multiple times. Who ever thought there would be a TV show that centered around sewing!
    I like the expanded 90 minute episodes, they seem to show a bit more of the sewing and the critiques. But these contestants are not wowing me with their creatiions.
    I do like Mondo though, he is both technically skilled and very creative.

  6. It took me three years of trying on boots at 20 different stores every fall season to finally find boots that were skinny enough to fit my calves as well. I finally have black and brown tall boots. Have you tried Zappos? You can order online, have them delivered to your home for you to try on, and return them all if they don’t fit. Shipping is free both ways, and they have a larger selection of boots than any single B&M store. I found one pair on Zappos, and the other at Nordstrom (I think they’re Sudini).

    I also found a company in England that offers boots with a huge number of calf-widths, but they were so expensive that I never ended up ordering any (DuoBoots).

  7. I love your outfits, especially the Mondo-inspired one! I think he’s my favorite designer this season, and his gift with prints is truly inspiring. Your style is a great balance of fancy and casual. Thanks for sharing!

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