February 3, 2012
This week, I fixed up my truffle in a warmer and more casual way by slipping into some tights and a cardigan. I’ll admit that I’ve been at a loss for words with this outfit. The only thing I can seem to say this morning is that I am in serious need of a haircut. I’ve been holding out until I had a better idea of what I wanted to do with it but it’s starting to get ridiculous. My bangs (if they can even be called that right now) are so unruly that I’m a slave to the bobby pin and it’s driving me crazy.
In more lovely (and interesting) news, I’m at school this morning and hopefully I’ll be making some headway on my someday dress. I want to thank you all for your lovely comments on my muslin! I’m really excited to see where it takes me and hopefully it won’t be too long before I’m wearing it! I’m thinking deep red linen.
January 13, 2012
The unseasonably warm weather had me pulling out my spring clothes last week. The skirt, the top, and the scarf were made last summer while I was avoiding my fall wardrobe challenge and have seen a considerable amount of wear since then. I brought all three on our trip to Vietnam and despite the rough laundering they’ll survive another season. Sadly, our true winter weather is creeping back in and these will soon be shoved to the back of the closet until Spring truly appears.
January 6, 2012
I’ve received a lot of positive feedback on my outfit posts and I’d like to make them a weekly feature here at A Good Wardrobe. This week, I chose to pull a look from both of my 2011 wardrobe challenges. You’re familiar with this blouse, I’m sure, but the skirt is one of my first blog creations and you may have missed it. I’m such a sucker for vibrant greens and this skirt is perhaps my favorite tone! I’ve heard that the human eye is capable of distinguishing more shades of green than any other color – just look what pops up on pinterest when you type in “green“. Amazing!
December 23, 2011
Friends, I had a feeling you all were interested in independent pattern designers but the stats proved it! It’s intriguing to see which topics drive the most traffic and yesterday’s brought in a whole slew of new readers. Welcome and I hope that I can keep your attention now that you’re here!
Gail, from Today’s Agenda, asked me this week how much wear my challenge garments are getting so I thought that I’d continue posting pictures of my outfits. I’ve been wearing a similar getup to the one above but pairing my batik skirt with my black sorbetto and a black sweater. I’m actually more fond of that ensemble but in an attempt to continue mixing prints I thought I’d try it with this Marimekko shirt that purchased on a trip to Finland eight years ago (!!). How this shirt is not threadbare and misshapen, I’ll never know.
I’m always excited to see how other sewists incorporate handmade garments into their wardrobe. The goal for this blog has always been to build an effortless wardrobe and sew pieces that work with my other garments not against them. I’m hoping that these outfit posts will show you how I’m remixing previously made pieces to create new and exciting outfits. If there’s something you’d like to see in regards to outfit posts, please let me know.
December 6, 2011
I’ve been so focused on sewing the garments for this challenge that I haven’t actually tried my hand at mixing prints. At some point I stumbled upon this picture on Pinterest and I knew just what to grab out of my closet to “recreate” the look.
I bought this skirt about five years ago at Anthropologie and although I love it, it doesn’t see much wear. I could never bring it past the sweet, housewife look to a more contemporary outfit. It needed something more than a solid colored top but I just couldn’t put my finger on it. Enter one of my favorite pieces this season! So what do you think of my first attempt with mixed prints? Does it work?