The base of this wardrobe is my amazing-pattern-matching most recent outfit. That’s right it’s an outfit, not a jumpsuit. This fabric has been basking away in my stash since I’m guessing 2002? (I know this because it was purchased from the fabulous S.R. Harris in Minneapolis after I returned to Ohio.) In all that time I had no idea what to make until I saw this fabulous jumpsuit, and later on a long-sleeved blouse. After at least 1-1/2 years of thinking, considering, and analyzing, I decided this fabric would serve me better in two pieces rather than one. Would have preferred a long-sleeve blouse but didn’t have quite enough fabric for that.)
|Follow the lines my friends. I can't believe how well my windowpanes match!|
|Even the lines in back match!! (I did not plan this.)|
|I CAN wear it with this jacket from last year but, um, the fit is a little bit loose because of my healthy eating plan (#Fasterwaytofatloss)|
|Both the ivory Ginger Jeans, and the suede top are recent makes. Will definitely |
add something at the neck to complete the look.
|Won't wear it like this, but that jacket is so awesome! Will have to post a better combo soon.|
Vogue 8537 pants, I have no idea how I missed this pattern before now. Love the shape of the leg. Oh, and I altered the pattern, cut the whole thing out, and THEN read the pattern envelop to see that is for stretch fabrics…mostly. My fabric has no stretch. It worked anyway.
The “vintage/#iamnotvintage because I'm not that old” blouse pattern is one I’ve made before. If you have and decide to use this pattern, the sleeve in view is deceiving. It is not a billowy loose-fitting, let’s go bowling, kind of sleeve. More like a high armscye, mostly keep your arms down-type of sleeve.
The rest is a pictoral. I mean, the rest is a poor picture-quality, lots of fill-light, I just want to post something, pictorial of all the pieces I’ve made in the past two months that somehow make a wardrobe!