three finished projects

I'm wearing three clothing items - the white blazer was a sort of muslin for a VERY lightweight summer blazer. This is the pattern that I used:

I shortened it and removed the front darts.  There were pleats somewhere by the shoulder that I didn't notice till it was too late to put them in (I'm pretty bad about following pattern instructions) and I think that is why the shape of mine is so boxy in the shoulders.  Otherwise, I'm pretty happy with it, and another in a striped seersucker may be on the way this summer...I say may, because striped seersucker isn't in my enormous collection of fabrics yet!
The skinnies were not skinny when I bought them - they were flares.  I had bought them because I was looking for a job at the time and didn't have black pants, and they were practically free.  I just recently turned them into skinnies, and they are much more wearable!
The top was a refashion from an old rayon skirt that I thrifted because I really liked the print.  It was going to be a dress with an accordion-pleated white hem, but things happened - it was too flared, I cut off the pleats, took it in, didn't feel like un-hemming the pleats to take those in, and in the end I decided that it looked a little too costumy with them on.  Sigh...  I'm saving the pleats, though, because they were so hard that I'm thinking of puting them on something else.  Something that isn't navy and white.

You can't see it too well in the pics, but I did something new with the white yoke - I put some piping on the edges that I made myself with red gingham.  It ended up looking like ric rac.  But I guess that's okay!


  1. I really like your polka dotted skirt :)

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  2. the red on the top part gives it a wonderful vintage look without being over the top