Thursday, February 16, 2017

Holiday Outfit

A little late in posting, but I think fashion bloggers, especially DIY ones who make their own clothes understand how long it takes from idea to posting... There's designing, actually making the garment, taking photos of the garment, editing the photos, writing the post...

Anyway, this was my holiday outfit. The duster style jacket is made from this brushed cotton I got years ago. I thought the red flowers with simple black & white accents were rather winter/christmas-like.

I used a two-way zipper for adjustability. 

Paired with my favorite pair of pin-stripe stretchy pants (Longer version of the Pattern By Gertie capris in Butterick 5895), black lacy camisole, vintage hand-me-down belt, black & white fossil necklace, silver & glass bead bracelet, and in this photo, my high-heel t-strap oxfords (in real life, black flats with bows on the toes).

Monday, February 6, 2017

Tartan Dress

Confession: Since I work primarily at home, I wear "loungwear" (pajama bottoms and a t-shirt) most of the time. But deciding maybe I should try not to be such a bum, I got some supersoft brushed cotton tartan fabric for a dress. (Don't want to sacrifice comfort for style.)

I altered Burda 7224 which I used to make my Bohemian Dress that I love. I lowered the waistline a couple inches since the original pattern fell in an awkward place, not empire and not at the natural waist. Also, had to adjust the underbust darts to pick up another few inches for a better fit. And I only had enough fabric for the sleeveless variation after fussy cutting the tartan.