Monday, November 24, 2014
Autumn Crown: DIY
Gold Hoop Earrings: Gift from Hubby
Ceramic Watch: TJMaxx
Fox Tie Belt: Thrifted
Blouse: Self Made (New Look 6808)
Skirt: Self Made (from a tablecloth)
Yellow Tulle Skirt (worn under as a petticoat): Self Made
Vintage Heels: Thrifted
This is one of my top favorite outfits! I am just tickled it came out exactly how I envisioned!
I should have taken a good closeup of the blouse's fabric (you can see a bit of it in the belt photo). The print is Indian corn with metallic outlines. I love Indian corn, the colors are just soooooo beautiful!!! I bought the fabric intending to make a blouse to wear for Thanksgiving last year, but didn't know what pattern to use so it never got done. Fast forward to this year when I finally knew which pattern would be perfect for it. It has such a cute vintage look that is darling made up in novelty prints. I plan on making more of these blouses for sure! The pattern calls for a side zipper, but so many sewists blogged that they didn't need it. I made a quick muslin for fit, sans zipper, and pulled it over my head. Sure enough...it worked! *Happy Dance* :o) Another thing I got to skip was interfacing the collar. The metallic printing on the cotton made it plenty stiff on its own. Instead of doing the collar facings, I finished it with bias tape. I ended up grading out to a size larger at the hips (the blouse is almost tunic length) and putting slits in the sides for when I wear it untucked with jeans. Guess what I'm wearing on Thanksgiving. :o)
I've been wearing my leaf crown as much as possible...running errands, a day at the school, church, everywhere I can before Thanksgiving ends and Christmas takes over.