Day 6: A New Way to Wear the Pendrell Blouse

When you’re feeling not-so-hot, what do you reach for? Comfy sweats? Worn-in jeans and a tee shirt?

Well, I didn’t have any of those in my Me-Made selection! So instead, I tried to hide the fact I was sick by dressing up. (Plus, I was driving instead of biking, so I could wear a slim skirt!)
This is a deceptive outfit – it looks dressy, but this version of the Pendrell Blouse is made of knit fabric! Very comfy. And instead of tucking it in to the skirt, I’ve belted it at the waist to create a peplum effect!

I really like this look, and think I’ll belting more Pendrells in the future! No, I didn’t make my skirt. It was a great thrift-store find – 100% wool, fully lined, for around $7. It’s one of those versatile basic pieces that I never seem to make, yet are so easy to work into a wardrobe! Seems like my ‘all-me-made’ rule has completely flown out the window.

Another way to get through a sick-day – wear fun shoes! Much better than shuffling around the office in sneakers. Since my feet sank into the grass on the outfit photos, here’s a quick shot of the shoes.

Nothing like sparkly, yellow shoes to lift you out of a funk! What do you wear to instantly brighten your day?

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20 Responses to Day 6: A New Way to Wear the Pendrell Blouse

  1. Michelle @ If Toys Could Talk June 8, 2011 at 6:17 am #

    You are adorable! I love the belt you’re wearing and the shoes are awesome! I like to put my hear in pin curls on days that I’m feeling not feeling like myself. It always makes me feel better.

  2. Lisette June 8, 2011 at 6:20 am #

    LOVE THOSE SHOES! Where did you get them? What brand are they?

  3. Stephanie June 8, 2011 at 6:22 am #

    I love the faux pelpum look! And your shoes are fabulous! :) Hope they made you feel better.

  4. Stephanie June 8, 2011 at 6:40 am #

    Very cute! Love the peplum look. And your shoes are too cute. I made a little sash for one of my Pendrells so I had the option of not tucking it in.

  5. Ashley June 8, 2011 at 7:07 am #

    Cute! It looks great with a belt :) Hope you’re feeling better soon.
    Ashley x

  6. Liss June 8, 2011 at 7:33 am #

    Those shoes are AMAZING.

  7. Debi June 8, 2011 at 7:34 am #

    Fabulous shoes! And I really like this way of wearing the pendrell! Hope you are feeling better soon! xoxoxoxo

  8. christine June 8, 2011 at 7:43 am #

    ooh, those are some cute shoes!!!

  9. Val June 8, 2011 at 8:15 am #

    That blouse is adorable!

  10. JillyBe June 8, 2011 at 8:50 am #

    1. I need that blouse pattern!
    2. Love those shoes!
    3. You look adorable!
    4. Hope you feel 100% asap :)

  11. Dana June 8, 2011 at 8:57 am #

    Great idea! And those shoes are hecka cute! :)

  12. karen June 8, 2011 at 9:10 am #

    I love anything belted lately so that look is an A+ in my book, and I am with you that great shoes can make any day better. Hope you feel better soon :)

  13. Catholic Bibliophagist June 8, 2011 at 9:34 am #

    Wow! I’ll definitely have to make that blouse with a knit, and I never would have thought of doing so if you hadn’t written that post. (But first I have to finish my Crescent skirt.)


  14. Betty June 8, 2011 at 10:04 am #

    Love those shoes! And that’s one of my favourite versions of the Pendrell blouse that you’ve made. So you’re not feeling well and still manage to look great. Good on you!

  15. Tasha June 8, 2011 at 10:30 am #

    Sorry to hear about your not-so-hot-feeling-ness, but you certainly look cute! The Pendrell looks great like that, and those are some killer shoes.

  16. Sewingdina June 8, 2011 at 11:42 am #

    I love that version of your blouse! Sorry to hear you’re still not feeling well. Get better soon.

  17. Miss Marie June 8, 2011 at 12:03 pm #

    Something bright and cheerful but comfy is perfect for off-colour days. But unlike Michelle, my hair is usually the thing that suffers most when I’m feeling poorly, so I usually wear a headscarf or ribbon to disguise the situation! And it’s often worked a treat, with people saying a look nice, even when I feel awful!

  18. Stacy aka Stacybeads June 8, 2011 at 12:43 pm #

    Adding the belt is such a stylish idea! Sometimes I’m just not happy with the way some tops look when they’re tucked in. It great to have options. :)

  19. Sophia June 8, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

    Hope you feel better soon. Love the outfit. I did the exact same thing with my shirt today (little belt and then untucked it a bit so it hung over the belt). Loved it! Plus it was really comfy after some fattening pizza for lunch :)

  20. Charters June 9, 2011 at 8:55 am #

    Lovely blouse, looks nice and soft and cosy. Recently came across your blog and find it so inspriring, you make some great clothes and its nice that you share your hints and tips.