10.23.2009

Sew-a-thon

In a fit of "I have nothing to wear", I decided to sew an outfit. First was the high-waisted pencil skirt in this blue-green. Marine blue, if you will. It was quite liberating to make something that fit and flattered and wasn't tagged with any specific size. {nothing kills self-esteem faster than not fitting into a desired size, don't you think?}

Then I purchased a cheap cardigan at Target and embellished away. To be honest, I'm not as happy with the results of the cardigan, though it was fun to do.

I think it'd be more flattering if it hit at the waist, had three-quarter sleeves and the embellishments wandered across the bust instead of looking like a beauty queen sash.

Speaking of embellished cardigans, I want to try this tutorial next {found via Liz}. So there you have it. 24 hours of sewing, ironing and pasting, and this is the outfit I ended up with. Makes you really respect those Project Runway contestants and their amazing results, doesn't it?

10 comments:

ohio12 said...

I just bought two of those cardigans at Target and had the same thought..They are two long. I am going to take one back. I got the slate blue and the mustard yellow and I was thrilled with the color and the price, but I think I will have to spend more money at Ann Taylor to get what I really want. Fit is important.

Hizzeather said...

I think they look great!

Lauren said...

Looks great! Did you follow a pattern for the skirt? If so, could you please let me know the brand and pattern number. I'd love to make one for myself too. Thanks!

MelancholySmile said...

Lauren- sorry, I didn't follow a pattern. Just kind of made it up as I went along. I'm real technical like that. Ha!

Lauren said...

Well, that's a bummer for me but great for you. You must have some mad sewing skills. Nice work!

Apis Melliflora said...

Sometimes you're in and sometimes you're out.

Ms. Smile, you're definitely "in."

liz stanley said...

nice work though! that is impressive what you did in that time. and a skirt? you MADE a skirt, that's pretty sweet

The Queen Vee said...

Tres Chic!

Susan Petersen said...

I really like that skirt, it turned out great.

Stephanie said...

Just when do you have time for all of these talented projects?? You never cease to amaze me. Painting, sewing, what's next? :)

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