2013 Sewing Plan: Project 5
Fabric: Blue dotted cotton shirting, $2.50 from Michael Levine’s Loft, green gaberdine $7 from Fashion Fabrics Club
Pattern: Gertie’s Portrait Blouse and Pencil Skirt
Notions: Zip $.50
Time to complete: Four hours for each piece probably
First worn: To work last week
Wear again? Will do!
Total price: ~$10
A complete Gertie outfit! I couldn’t resist. If only I had little ankle socks like she does in her book. Oh well.
So of course my color for the Pantone Fall 2013 challenge was Emerald. OF COURSE. Did you expect something less?! How silly of you. And the dots on my top are fairly close to Mykanos Blue, which is also part of the palette.
My blouse is new pattern number five for me this year in my sewing plan. I am WAY behind if I want to have 12 done before the end of the year (lots of travel for work, lots of moving house) but I won’t be sad about it if I can get to at least eight. I do like this pattern but I think my fabric is a bit too stiff for it. I hope it softens with wear. I skipped the interfacing in the neckline. I also skipped the side zipper because I seamed the back – thinking I’d make a button-back – but then I did the Mena Test and it was workable without any closures!
I think this is a great outfit for fall. I will very likely wear a cardigan with this top as, unless I’m sweating, I usually wear longer sleeves.
I do have a considerable amount of the green gaberdine left over. I am strongly considering making a cropped jacket. I just haven’t found the right pattern yet.
I have to share this last picture that I posted to Instagram. I recently upgraded my phone so, yay! Instagram! And also, I finally purchased a full-length mirror! I haven’t been able to properly see my outfits in YEARS. But I could never find a mirror that hung over the door, instead of being mounted onto a wall or door.