First off: I’m the featured member on Burdastyle this week! I had a really busy week, and I had to wear my performing uniform twice (I’ll show it here, but never again unless it changes!)
Dress: Ralph Lauren
Singing in a concert of new compositions at 21c. I didn’t make this dress – when called upon to buy a black dress that went below the knee for a chamber group I sing with, I chose to buy rather than make. I really don’t enjoy the below the knee length on this, and I wouldn’t wear it with these shoes if I didn’t have to stand up for a long time!
Wrap: Simplicity 2360
Almost the same as Thursday, with the addition of a wrap. I was singing at a private University fundraising dinner – very fancy. I didn’t wear the sweater to sing, but kept it on the rest of the time! And again… I hate the length of this dress, so awkward on me. I may have to make a full skirted black jersey dress to replace it.
Saturday: Singing with the Irish band at a festival… no photos that turned out of me (but plenty of the rest of the band – somehow I was standing in a shadow.)
Sunday: I don’t remember what I wore, but it was probably boring – it was my day off!
Top: The Limited
Skirt: Burdastyle Jenny
Shoes: Anne Klein
I don’t wear this skirt as often as I could. I might make the hips 1/2″ larger on a redo, and not cut the waistband on the bias. I have found that the non-interfaced band (the outside part) stretches, so while it still fits on the inside it bags a bit on the outside.
Skirt: thrifted, refashioned by me
I bought this skirt at a thrift last week, thinking that it had potential. It was way too big, and a bit long as well. I took it in by 4 inches overall, which raised the waist to my natural waist and took care of the length. I really like it, though the cotton/linen blend fabric tends to wrinkle a bit.
Cardigan: 525 America
Belt: Forever 21
Cat action shot! I love this dress, though this shot exposes its one major issue – the fold line that will not press out of the skirt front! I am amused to see this fabric on the cover of a new Simplicity pattern. This dress doesn’t work with most cardigans because of the ruffles, but this one is fine (it’s a circular cardigan, though the photo doesn’t show it, and it has an enormous shawl collar.) Today I teach, and then I have a college choir I am helping out with. Being around a bunch of college students once a week makes me feel really aged, but I enjoy the interaction.
Back later with my muslin progress!