Day 15: Halfway There!

Can you believe I wore tights and a scarf on June 15th! What’s the weather like where you live? These days, it’s about fifty-fifty. Half the days have been nice, the other half have been cloudy or rainy or cold. Or perhaps I’m still a little bit under the weather and it has nothing to do with the outside temperature!

Either way, here I am in last week’s photos, wearing tights! We’re in the same park as the previous park photos, just a new section of the park.

The Details:

Blouse: Pendrell Blouse, made during the Pendrell Blouse Sew-Along!
Skirt: thrifted, worn in a previous outfit here
Scarf: Winners, a lightweight cotton-like fabric or perhaps rayon
Shoes: Nine West, bought sometime around Christmas 2009

This thrifted skirt gets a lot of wear! Taupey-tan is a great alternative to black, especially in spring and summer.

Oops – there are a few centre creases on the skirt. That’s just from sitting in the car on the way to the office!

I love the sexy-yet-classic feel of a pencil skirt. I love how great they look with super-high heels, and I love how awesome a drapey top looks tucked into a fitted skirt. These photos inspire me to make more classic, solid-coloured skirts! It’s easy to forget about sewing simple projects as we move on to more complicated garments as a challenge. Sometimes, simple is good!

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21 Responses to Day 15: Halfway There!

  1. Stephanie June 22, 2011 at 6:26 am #

    What a great outfit! I made my first Pendrell blouse yesterday and it is amazing! I was a bit nervous about the pull over style since I’m super curvy and I was worried it would give me a weird shape. But now I want like 5 or 6 more! :)

  2. julia June 22, 2011 at 6:27 am #

    I was in Seattle (and a week-end in Vancouver) beginning of June last year. And it wasn’t particularly warm, definitely needed either leggings or trousers and a raincoat. I assumed that was normal weather for you in June, but maybe not… :)
    We had a very hot May here in Paris and a cold and rainy June so far.

  3. Michelle @ If Toys Could Talk June 22, 2011 at 6:29 am #

    I love everything about this outfit. You’re so lucky to be able to wear tights right now! I live in Northern California and it’s 100+ degrees this week. It’s too hot to do much of anything right now – I’d love to have your weather!

  4. Stacy aka Stacybeads June 22, 2011 at 6:31 am #

    The weather here in Atlanta? Relentlessly bright, hot sun beating down on us every day. It finally rained last night, so today is hot AND steamy. Gonna be a long summer.
    But anyway, I love this outfit and am bookmarking it as a styling idea for when I finally make my Pendrell (which apparently will be for fall at the rate I’m going, but that’s okay).

  5. LinB June 22, 2011 at 6:38 am #

    I ditto Stacy aka Stacybeads for the 90+ weather for weeks on end, except that in my part of central North Carolina we have had no rain for the same weeks on end. It’s parched and dry and h-o-tttttttt here. Am trying to sew up a very coarse linen fabric into a short-sleeved overblouse, to hide my giant mutton arms as I sit in the shade and slowly melt into a puddle at an outdoor conference this weekend.

  6. Ellen June 22, 2011 at 7:10 am #

    It seems Stacy and I both live in Atlanta. It didn’t earn it’s nickname “Hotlanta” for nothing!

    Love your outfit, and I love seeing dark tights with a lighter skirt. In my mind (aka, not reality) that shouldn’t work, but seeing your pictures, it looks fantastic. Plus, love the shoes!!

  7. Elaine June 22, 2011 at 7:23 am #

    Love your outfit, especially the lovely print on the blouse.

    Here in the UK, just north of London, we’ve had a very dry Spring but no sooner have some areas declared a draught than the heavens have subsequently opened :)

    Although we needed the rain, we didn’t really need it all at once which is what seems to have happened on various days just recently :)

    Mind you … it’s Wimbledon so it has to rain :)

  8. Tanit-Isis June 22, 2011 at 8:20 am #

    I love the Pendrell with the scarf, and it’s perfect with that pencil skirt, too.

    Mostly our weather has been miserable this spring, but yesterday was nice and today is shaping up gorgeous. There’s no rain forecast through the weekend (for the first time in weeks), so here’s hoping! :)

  9. Amy June 22, 2011 at 8:35 am #

    So cute! Weather here is the same, so unpredictable! Thanks for the ideas!

  10. Sam June 22, 2011 at 9:23 am #

    That Pendrell blouse looks gorgeous on you. I love the drape of the sleeves. I must buy the pattern soon and make myself one.

  11. Rachel June 22, 2011 at 9:48 am #

    Love the skirt!

  12. trish June 22, 2011 at 10:02 am #

    I’m loving the way your pendrell looks with the drapey scarf! beautiful outfit all around. You’re lucky about the cool weather–we’re hitting 100-degrees here, and it doesn’t cool down much at night either! i’ll try and send some more sunshine your way though :)

  13. Corinne June 22, 2011 at 10:05 am #

    I have always liked to wear a straight skirt for a classic look. Yours is very nice. One thing I learned along the way was to always line a straight skirt. It helps maintain the structure, reduce wrinkles and helps it hang straight. Recently I have used waistband elastic instead of an interfacing on straight skirts waistbands. I usually cut the back waistband one inch longer and ease the elastic onto the waistband. The skirt is more comfortable for me with bending, stretching or sitting for long periods of time. You are keeping up with MMJ pretty well for someone not feeling well. Hope you feel better soon.

  14. BearsPaw55 June 22, 2011 at 10:34 am #

    Nice outfit! I have always stayed away from beige neutrals, being dark blonde- and gray-haired, but have really started to love taupe. Maybe you could make a post on setting up a palette built around light and medium taupes….

    I love your work, and am reading back posts as fast as I can. Hope you get your energy back soon!

  15. Debi June 22, 2011 at 12:02 pm #

    Hey, it’s like Scotland at the moment! It’s about 55 here too! so much for the start of summer eh?

  16. Melizza June 22, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

    Loving all your outfits. As for the weather…it has been miserable in London. I wore tights and scarf today because it was rainy and cool. Yuck. I’d love for summer to make an appearance :)

  17. Lucy June 22, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

    Hmph, the weather in New Zealand? Cold and miserable. Though it’s been pretty mild up till now, but colder than I like ;-) All the prettiest clothes are for summer – it’s so hard to find nice clothes that are also warm. But I did just get a long sleeved 80s dress pattern that turns out to only be suitable for knits, so I’m thinking something warm!

  18. manecoarse June 22, 2011 at 2:45 pm #

    What a great outfit. Love those shoes.

  19. Alessa June 22, 2011 at 3:15 pm #

    I know what you mean, I wore tights on Sunday! We’ve had some really hot days at the beginning of June (in the 90s) but the last week has been very rainy and ranging wildly from cool to warm and humid. I never now what to wear…
    Love the T-strap heels and that Pendrell is just wonderful…

  20. A Sewn Wardrobe June 22, 2011 at 7:06 pm #

    I just love this version of your Pendrell blouse.

  21. Annette January 22, 2015 at 10:16 am #

    Well, this is a few years later, and I am reading this in January 2015 and it is so cold up here, (Upstate NY). I was LOL at the tights and scarf bit. I wish I could get away with wearing that just now!
    TFS, Annette