October 3, 2010

The Last of Self Stitched September

I wasn't able to post last Sunday, so this post is extra long as I decided to fit all of those days up until the end. What can I say? I'm utterly exhausted. It's been a very good journey for me and one that ultimately I'm quite glad I took. I learned so much, not only about my wardrobe, but about myself. Tomorrow, I'll be posting more about my thoughts and then you won't hear anymore Self Stitched September ramblings.

Day 20.

Today is one of those days where nothing in my outfit quite matches each other and oddly enough somehow, it works. This skirt is a recent addition to my wardrobe, the result of sew-a-long I hosted on my blog. It's made from the Jenny Skirt pattern from Burda Style. The corsage is also a little something I whipped up earlier this year. You can find the tutorial for the corsage here on my blog.

Skirt - from the Jenny Skirt pattern, Burda Style
Blouse - Target
Corsage - handmade by me
Belt - bought from an estate sale
Shoes - Chinese Laundry

Day 22.

On Day 22 I had to work during the day and attend a wedding that evening. This skirt you've seen and also my purple dress. The skirt is from McCall's 5591 (Day 14) and the dress is from Newlook 6674 (Day 13).

Day outfit:
Cardi - Old Navy
Blouse - Old Navy
Skirt - self stitched from McCall's 5591
Belt - Target
Shoes - Miz Mooz

Evening outfit:
Dress - self stitched from Newlook 6674
Shoes - Nordstrom Preview
Jewels - My great grandmother's

Day 23.

This is the exact same outfit from Day 9. I love this cardi and it felt like the easiest and most perfect outfit to wear today.

Cashmere sweater - repurposed by me from a men's cardigan
Trousers - thrifted
Shoes - White Mountain

Day 24.

An unexpected outfit for me today. I didn't realize that this top and skirt went so well together. I'm in love with the color scheme of it. This blouse is one you have seen before, in Day 4, made from a vintage 1970's sewing pattern.

Blouse - self stitched from McCall's 6367
Skirt - Anthropologie
Shoes - Urban Outfitters
Belt - Target

Day 27.

You saw these pants in Day 2 and Day 17. They are pretty fabulous, have to admit. And unfortunately, the only pair of self stitched pants I own. I will be doing something about that this Fall, you can bet your bottom dollar. I thought it would be rather fun to give you a shot of these pants in action, I mean they can even swing...

Blouse - Banana Republic
Slacks - self stitched from the Bella pattern, Burda Style
Shoes - White Mountain
Sunglasses - Girlprops.com

Day 28.

Another day, another job, not just another dress. My naughty secretary scopes out the danger once more, even in heels, even in the dead of 90+ degree weather, even in fields of dry desert grass....A regular Nancy Drew. The stylish sleuth saves the day again!

Dress - self stitched from Simplicity 2724
Shoes - Urban Outfitters
Belt - American Eagle
Jewels - handmade

Day 30.

The final day of Self Stitched September. It has definitely been a September I will never forget. I'm wearing my Jenny skirt for the occasion and enjoying every last stitch of it. Happy Self Stitched September Everyone!

Blouse - Old Navy
Cardi - Old Navy
Skirt - self stitched from Jenny skirt pattern from Burda Style
Belt - Kohl's
Shoes - Chinese Laundry

Not all the days are here as you can see. Some days were just too busy to take a photo. Some days I didn't even get out of my pjs. Ah well! I'm happy!
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