Wednesday, February 15, 2012
My Signature Style (at least for this week)
I'm still defining what my signature style is and this post helps a lot, but would've been even more helpful last week. :)
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.
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.
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.
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.