Wednesday, February 15, 2012

My Signature Style (at least for this week)

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I'm still defining what my signature style is and this post helps a lot, but would've been even more helpful last week. :)

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This outfit features some of my favorite things- the colors, the comfort of knit, and a little bit of fun. This ensemble is also one of my favorite refashions.

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The exterior of the jacket was made from an oversized sweatshirt that I bought on clearance for $3 at Walmart. I love the color and how the outside feels sturdy. However, the inside felt really cheap and yucky. Inspired by Jessica's outerwear, I lined the jacket with a green minkee from my stash. I made a pattern for the jacket based on my favorite sweatshirt cardigan from LL Bean and another one of Ansley's sweatshirts. The shawl, the button strip/placket/I obviously can't think of the word, and pockets came from the sleeves of the sweatshirt. Luckily Tricia posted applique tips before I sewed on the pockets and I used a tight zigzag around the pockets and am happy with how ti turned out. I also used my cheater method for buttonholes.

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The dress was made from a $1 women's sundress, also from Walmart. I unpicked the shirred portion at the top (I'm saving it for something different since shirring and I are not friends, ha) b/c I needed every bit of fabric. The bodice is fully lined and I gathered the skirt portion using two basting stitches instead of one. I'm happy with how the cap sleeves turned out this time around.

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I made the leggings by tracing a pair of Ansley's leggings. They aren't anything special, except that the fabric also came from my stash. And the legs really are even, they're just caught up in her socks.

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6 comments:

  1. CUTE! So clever to line the jacket with a softer fabric.

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  2. It's such a cute outfit as is your "model"!:) I love that you lined the jacket with minky.

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  3. I love the jacket! It look so comfy...

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  4. i snagged a ton of those dresses up when they were $2. never thought to refashion them for the girls. great idea and cute as well!

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