Self-Stitched September: Day Seven

Returning to work a long weekend makes me want to put a little more effort into my work outfit! It seems more fun to catch up on work, when you’re looking and feeling cute. It definitely can’t hurt!

What I’m Wearing:

  • Self-Stitched Blouse: Pendrell from Sewaholic Patterns (soon to be released!) in pink printed polyester. This was one of my test garments but it turned out cuter than expected!
  • Jacket: Zara, purchased in February 2010
  • Skirt: Club Monaco, purchased recently
  • Boots: Dolce Vita, purchased this Fall from Winners


Q. What happened to Day Six? Where’s the outfit post?

A. I wore something self-stitched, honest! I wore this top from May 19th, with a pair of jeans and a sweater. But I left my photo-taking too late and absolutely none of them turned out. For some reason, using the flash made the photos blurry and smeary. (Must learn how to take indoor and night photos, as it will be dark by the time I get home, very shortly…) So I hope you can take my word for it!

Q. What’s the best part of today’s outfit?

A. The mix between military/masculine and pink/floral/feminine. It’s such a great combination! Shiny skirt plus tough lace-up booties. Pink print plus olive-green military coat. Love the contrast!

Q. Where did you go today in your Self-Stitched outfit?

A. First to work, and then out for dinner & coffee with a girlfriend. It’s nice to be comfortable in the same outfit all day, and not be desperate to change the moment you get home. I secretly love that it’s tights-and-boots weather!

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10 Responses to Self-Stitched September: Day Seven

  1. Phem September 8, 2010 at 6:06 am #

    I love the blouse and what interesting details it has. Very cute.

  2. Suzie September 8, 2010 at 6:23 am #

    I LOVE that it’s tights and boots weather too!!
    Cute top :)

  3. Sarah September 8, 2010 at 6:32 am #

    I SO can’t wait for the Pendrell Pattern! I have been looking for the perfect blouse pattern for evahhh! It’s perfect – feminine, wear to work, wear on the weekends – LOVE!


  4. Misty September 8, 2010 at 6:35 am #

    Cute blouse! I’m wishing it was tights and boots weather down here in Atlanta, GA… I can’t wait for that cool crisp fall weather!

  5. Becky September 8, 2010 at 9:48 am #

    The outfit as a whole is cute….but man, I wish you’d made that jacket so I’d know what pattern it was! ;-)

  6. Nancy September 8, 2010 at 11:30 am #

    So cute! Those sleeves are really interesting. Love it!

  7. Jessica September 8, 2010 at 11:51 am #

    I like your boots – I haven’t the courage to wear ankle boots with a skirt yet! I wish it were tights and boots weather here, but we probably won’t get cool weather until mid October… sigh.

    I really do like that top – the strong shoulders are very current without being cartoony.

  8. Alexandra Mason September 8, 2010 at 1:26 pm #

    Love your blouse, can’t wait for the pattern….its tights and boots weather here too :)

  9. cat September 8, 2010 at 1:38 pm #

    I just got the fabricland flyer and wanted to let you know that dressforms are 50% off at Fabricland (with membership) until September 28th. I know that people were interested in them on an earlier post.

    Love the blouse!


  10. Tasia September 8, 2010 at 9:08 pm #

    Thanks everyone! Thanks @cat: for passing on the Fabricland sale as well!
    @Becky: I know, isn’t it a cool jacket? I bought it for all the detailing. The annoying thing about it though is that it doesn’t close. No hooks or buttons or anything. Strange eh?