Friday, January 23, 2015

#stylinghandmade 01.23.15

I'm a big fan of brown and blue together. I don't wear brown a whole lot, but I try to mix it up occasionally when I get tired of black and/or gray. I sewed this shirt ages ago. I can't find any reference to it, so I don't think I ever blogged it but I know it was a vogue pattern. or at least, i'm think it was. I wear this shirt quite a bit but i haven't sewn another button-down since this one.

The skirt was created on my most recent sewing binge. I got the Hollyburn skirt pattern from Sewaholic and used some chocolate wool gabardine and bemberg rayon that i bought ages ago from fabric mart. I sewed the size 6 but it turned out just slightly large. If I make it again I'll need to sew between the 4 and 6 to get the proper waist fit. b/c it's too big it's also too long. I believe I cut out the shortest version and made it a little bit shorter b/c skirts look best on me above the knee.

The hat also turned out ok, but it's not my favorite. I made the Fuego hat which I picked up during the giftalong and used some of my naturally-dyed worsted MCN. i dunno--there's nothing wrong with it, but it has a kind of mushroom-y shape to it that i'm not crazy about. it is nice and warm though so I do wear it.

Fuego Hat | Pattern
Pearl necklace | MimiLouJewelry
Self-Sewn Shirt in pinstripe stretch cotton shirting | ??? Maybe Vogue
Bow Belt | Modcloth
Hollyburn Skirt | Pattern
Wool tights |
Fitzwell Boots | similar


  1. What a cute outfit! I love your sense of style: just enough quirk to have huge personality.

  2. What a fabulous outfit, it looks great! Love the combination of colours and the skirt in particular.

  3. lovely outfit - such a cute skirt. brown and that shade of blue work really well together. i'm still a little in shock that you made that blouse!



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