Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Sew Weekly: Red, White and Blue


This week for the Sew Weekly challenge, my post went up nice and early! Sometimes I wait around til posting here after it goes up on Mena's blog. I finished it on Sunday night, and it was a UFO challenge (Unfinished Object in the seamstress world) but I the only UFO I had was a skirt from the same material from the last UFO challenge. More details on Mena's blog about the UFO background!


This whole outfit started with my new hand me down blue vintage jacket. It's wool, warm and kind of is a perfect fit for a petite lass, which is why my friend gave it to me last week. I have a lot of black based outfits, and usually prefer tee-ing up my colour coordination around black. Lately, I'm getting a bit more experimental though, as I've been loving purple and red together (instead of red and black) and even WHITE shirts to get a sharp look like this outfit!

I wore this to work yesterday, and it was really cute and comfy. I did feel a little formal, because I don't really wear suits or office attire, but I love the whole look. The white blouse I made for the black and white cup day outfit, and is so cute too!



My awesome exposed zipper! It was the first time I've sewn one on, and read through the Burda tutorial (it's one of the first tutorials that comes up if you search for exposed zipper tutorials!) but then adapted it for my fabric. It's IKEA fabric, and it's really thick upholstery stuff. I originally got it sometime in 2009, and made this awesome Dog Bed for my babe of a dog, but of course she chewed it all up and it was a bit sad. But at least I have this skirt now! Here's the pattern I used:


It's totally the easiest skirt and such a lovely shape! I made the waistband a little wider to fit more of the hearts in. Yippee! I've just gotten back from Go Go Dancing (I'm starting to get back into it again!) so I'm super dooper tired. I'll check in with you soon, if you have a blog, and if you don't, HI TO YOU! Hope you're well xoxo

17 comments:

  1. How adorable! I love the print and the exposed zipper is perfect.

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  2. I LOVE this fabric (so much that I have made a beach bag and a clutch out of it!) - it works so well as a winter skirt. I really love your exposed zip and I think the wide waistband really suits the style too. :)

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  3. Hello cuiteness! I recognised that as ikea fabric immediately, great skirt!

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  4. Love this fabric and the style! You look splendid!

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  5. I heart your skirt and the classic red white and blue together. Yet another of your outfits I wish I had. Sigh. Wardrobe envy.

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  6. I love, love, love this skirt (and how appropriate that I should :)

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  7. This is my favorite colour combination! You look lovely, and your shoes are amazing! Would you mind telling me what brand they are? (Please-oh-please don't say their vintage!)

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  8. Gorgeous! I just love how you rock exciting and unusual fabrics!! Sooo inspiring!

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  9. fantastic colours on you! I love the fabric!

    allison

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  10. How do you do it all? Work, Go-go dance, sew and blog so reliably? Plus your skirt is to die for, nice work xx

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  11. I just discovered your lovely blog. I'm just new into blogging this year & have just finished off my own daily blog on fashion, food, travel & interior design.
    http://scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com/
    I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.
    x
    Melissah

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  12. I'm liking blue as an alternative to black and grey recently. Love your outfit :)

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  13. SUCH a perfect outfit, I don't know where to begin! You look stunning as always xxx

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  14. who would have thought that ugly duckling pattern would turn out as awesome as your skirt has?! Just goes to show that you should never judge a pattern by its cover.....

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