I recently wrote about needing to fix my bolero cropped jacket sewing pattern, and towards that end I made some fixes to my basic bodice pattern including what is known as a full bust adjustment resulting in a new and improved pattern. The muslin fit perfectly, so I cut out my new pattern in left over red cotton sateen to make a top to match my red circle skirt (so that when worn together they would look like a dress). I spent a whole day fixing the pattern, I spent another whole day making the red top, and in the end...it fit horribly and I wore this floral blouse instead.
Ah sewing, thou art an occasionally unforgiving fiend. I'll have to get back to the pattern and see what went wrong, the muslin really did fit well!
Though I had originally been dreaming of a different ensemble, I still really loved wearing this outfit as it turned out. This floral blouse is one of my favorites, I need to make some more like it! It was quite mild out so I merely carried my faux fur muff to keep my hands warm. I need a full skirted princess coat to wear over things when I have a petticoat on! The rayon corde clutch handbag is a newer addition to my wardrobe (and the hat is still a bit new too) unlike everything else I have on here which are older standbys. This location too is an oft seen spot here on the blog, especially in winter when the rest of the world is leafless and tan. I am just so lucky to have a convenient local historic house, and it makes taking photos on the way home from a run to Target ever so easy! sorry if you are tired of seeing the same stone house again and again ;)
It's back to work for me today, I hope the rest of you got one more day off to ready yourself for jumping into 2017. I still have yet to settle down for a goal setting and planning session for the year ahead, but I am looking forward to doing so soon as I am very list oriented! Happy New Year everyone! <3
|Blouse & Skirt: Made by me|
Nylons: What Katie Did
Hat, Clutch, Gloves, & Jewelry: Vintage
Faux Fur Muff: Made by me