I have been on Pinterest for quite some time and continue to pin away ...... fashion, home dec, diy, patterns, paint colors, cookies, cakes, food, you get the idea. Well, it is time to implement some of those pins. Mainly into my closet, so her is the start of
From Pinterest to my Closet
I started with this Pinterest image
here is the pinterest link
I looked around for a navy-white stripe knit but didn't find one I liked, so I went with this
Mood Fabric's orange and white stripe knit
and McCall's 6964
This is a Palmer and Pletsch pattern, which is such a great way to learn about adjustments. I used the lines and their directions to do a FBA on this pattern. It was easy to do and makes a difference in my shirt. I do believe I made a bit too much FBA but it all works. That is one of the great things about knits, very forgiving.
Here is my inspired Pinterest photo, which I have should of left my foot on the ground.
I had plans to make a navy blazer but this summer while in Des Moines for a work trip, I found a treasure. At JCrew a navy wool blazer for 75% off, making it $50. I couldn't pass this up, so no blazer to make but this lovely one to wear with many different outfits.
I tell you one thing this navy wool is hot on a 88 degree day, I couldn't take the pictures fast enough.
Here are a few shots without the blazer, a good thing on this late summer hot day
This might be my new favorite pattern for
t-shirts. I went with the v-neck but it isn't the best "v" but I am fine with that. I will practice and make it better for next time. I do believe I need to cut a smaller size through the hips next time and make the shirt about 1" shorter, it is pretty long.
|See the wool blazer hanging on the pool fence?|
This is the perfect fabric, it feels amazing and sews beautifully, I should go and buy every stripe in this fabric type. I do love a good stripe!
Now here are a few poses inspired by Oona's post, get low on the ground and shoot up, gives you more height. At 5'8" I might not need height but I thought why not give it a shot. I used my tripod without any legs extended and the effect is pretty good.
Here I am channeling "Oona", I think I have some work to do!