Getting creative: Self-Stitched Day 27

Yesterday was a disastrous day for me, just terrible. And to add to the pile of things that went wrong, I didn’t get a chance to take outfit photos either! I wasn’t going to post anything today, but I figured I’d at least put together a quick something… so here’s what I wore, pieced together from photos taken earlier in the month.

What I’m Wearing, Day 27:

  • Self-Stitched Top: Pendrell Blouse in viscose knit
  • Skirt: Beignet by Colette Patterns, in wool and lined with bemberg rayon
  • Shoes: Nine West, purchased January 2008

See more on the Pendrell Blouse here, or read more about the knit version here. Or, check out more outfits with the Beignet skirt here!

I did have great success at the library yesterday, though! My local branch lets you take out TWENTY-FIVE books. Isn’t that awesome? And here I thought I was going overboard, taking out nine sewing books.

Look! I can’t wait to spend some time curling up with a good sewing book and a cup of tea. A relaxing way to end a not-so-great day.


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12 Responses to Getting creative: Self-Stitched Day 27

  1. Jaime September 28, 2010 at 6:29 am #

    I had a disasterous day 27 too with no picture. You’re not alone! hahaha. I posted a pic instead of my junior homecoming dress! I like your pieced-together pics, though – great idea!

  2. Tanit-Isis September 28, 2010 at 7:08 am #

    Oh, no! I hope it was disastrous in the short-term-things-just-not-going-right way, as opposed to the permanently-lifechanging way. :(

    Love your pieced-together outfit. I have been sorely tempted to do that with photos a couple of times this month ;)

  3. Funnygrrl September 28, 2010 at 7:38 am #

    The pieced-together photos are great. It wouldn’t be a challenge if it was easy, right? Hope things get better. Until then you can drown your sorrows in books. Best way!

  4. frk.bustad September 28, 2010 at 7:47 am #

    Wow, I wish my library had that kind of sewing-book-collection… Hope you’ll enjoy the readings!

  5. Shannon September 28, 2010 at 10:49 am #

    So sorry to hear of your disastrous day. Hope today is looking up. I think reading the sewing books with a cup a tea sounds like just the rememdy. Your pieced together look is fabulous. Take care.

  6. Alana September 28, 2010 at 10:59 am #

    Hehe… I totally had a Clueless flashback with those 3 photos. You know, with Alicia Silverstones computerised wardrobe that she whizes around matching tops and bottoms?!

    Sorry you had a crappy day, chick!

    ~ Alana

  7. Venus de Hilo September 28, 2010 at 1:28 pm #

    Hope you’re having a great day today to make up for the crappy one.
    My library has no limit on how many books you can take out at once, or, as one librarian put it: “as many as you are willing carry.” Unfortunately, in spite of a state-wide interlibrary loan system, there aren’t many sewing books available and even fewer current ones.

  8. Renay September 28, 2010 at 3:27 pm #

    Ohh I love your Beignet. and those sewing books would make any bad day good again, What a great stack. Fit for real people is great! That tailoring book looks quite heavy!!! let us know how useful the others are :-)
    Hurry up and bring out the pendrell blouse already! I have the perfect fabric for it! tee hee

  9. Faye Lewis September 28, 2010 at 5:49 pm #

    Great reading list!

  10. ~Sherry~ September 29, 2010 at 1:35 am #

    Sorry about your bad day – at least you looked good!
    I have that Adele Margolis Tailoring book out at the moment too, exactly the same edition! It is quite a good book actually, with lots of little details. Our library has Burda magazines too!

  11. Gardenia Girl September 30, 2010 at 4:20 pm #

    I adore the Colette skirt. Was the skirt hard to make?

  12. Tasia October 2, 2010 at 7:25 pm #

    Thanks everyone for all the awesome comments, things are looking up!
    @Gardenia Girl: No, it was really simple. The buttonholes were the hardest part! For the rest of the skirt, the instructions are super easy and clear to follow. The only thing I would have done differently is to make a muslin first, so the fit was better. I had to overlap the buttons more than I was supposed to, in order to fit my body.

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