Friday, April 24, 2009

A spring/summer outfit! Finally!!!

Yes! I finally got to wear one of my spring/summer outfits!!!! I have had this finished for 2 weeks now but it kept turning off to cool in the evening to wear it.

This is how it was made:
I used no pattern.
The top is a very simple chiffon top I draped but I did use french seams! Thank goodness there were few seams lol!

The skirt was draped also.Its a lightweight slightly crinkled cotton. I added the sheer cut outs down the left side for some detail to an otherwise pretty boring skirt. I got the ideal from a Threads magazine.
The skirt has an elastic waist band put on with the serger, turned under and blindstitched so you can't tell the elastic is there at all. The front of the top shows alittle of the stomach... but I wanted the back to show alot! Kinda like... its a little sexy without being out there sexy!!!
From the left shoulder there are 3 long bias strips of chiffon hanging.

I wore this dancing last Saturday and it moved beautifully! I seriously have like $8 dollars in this whole outfit. The fabrics were clearances at Jo anns last year, bought when they had the 50% off all clearance fabrics! Love it when that happens!
My crochet socks are done!... My Bald Mans blazer is done (pics soon!!!!!!!!)
My panama fabric draping project... also done!!!!
All the work for other people I had to do (costume, dress, prom accessories) ALL DONE!
This week is all about my garden, 'me' sewing.... and trying to figure out what to make my mom for mothers day!
I worked planning my garden and in my garden all day today... then I baked an apple pie and cut out 2 shirts.
I'm super excited about my garden this year!!!!!! I have 3 different varieties of heirloom tomatoes I'm going to try and some gourmet purple and orange peppers!!!!
My mint garden has came back strong from last years planting! Even my chocolate mint herb!!! Which I was worried wouldn't.
My lavender is beautiful this year too! I love lavender, lemon verbena and lemon balm! Such wonderful smells....
Sorry to go on about my garden .. I can't help it!!! Its makes me happy....
If only I had some chickens like my mom does now.... maybe if I just had 3 chickens... the neighbors wouldn't notice!!! Ya think???????
I would also like some goats... maybe 2 or 4.... I'm pretty sure the neighbors would notice them though!lol!!!


Julia said...

Very pretty. I love chiffon!

Carol said...

Oh so very sexy and I love it!

Lory said...

You make me wish I had my waistline again!!! You look fabulous. The added detail of the skirt completes the outfit for sure.

I have tried my hand at gardening, my grandpa is pretty good though so he's been the one who likes to work on our garden. I should get him to teach me, he loves his plants. :)


laura said...

Now that's an outfit!! You and your draping! I have a hard enough time with patterns. I really want to see that blazer so hurry up and post some pictures!

gold said...

Okay I am going to workout this summer so I can wear a top like that one! Great job on your outfit!

Zarebski said...

You looks fabulous in this outfit!! I got a personalized t-shirt from cc for summer days...