Thursday, May 7, 2009

What I Wore Today

So, this is what I wore today:

Pants: made by me (Burda WOF pattern)

Burned-out tee

Alicr and Olivia vest (it was on a really good sale so I figured I'd get it even though I could make one, besidesm it is really well made)

Necklace: self-designed and made
Bunch of other vintage and not so vintage jewelry (ebay, TJMaxx, Banana Republic)

Aldo shoes... I LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If enyone likes them, here is a link ( and with this coupon you get 10% off: STUDADV817002.

On a sewing note, I am really going to try to make the jacket with the pronounced sleeves. I don't know if I'll be successful, but will give it a try. As a starting point, I took Violet's advice ( and ordered two Winifred Aldrich's "Metric Pattern Cutting" books, one for general women's wear and one for tailored women's garments. Violet commented that the book provides instructions for changing a semi-fitted sleeve to a very close fitted sleeve and raising the bodice armhole. I'll keep you posted how the project goes, even if it is going south:)


Ms. May said...

Love, love, love it. These daily outfit postings are great, very inspiring. Best of luck with the jacket -- I can't wait to see how it progresses!

Rachel said...

I looooovve your style!!!! Thanks for posting the link to those shoes.

Tammy said...

I read your blog regularly to see what you're sewing. This outfit is gorgeous.

Christina said...

You are right on trend as always! Those shoes are wonderful, thanks for the Aldo coupon code.

violet said...

Love, Love, Love, after a very bad day at work....Cheers for the mention m'dear, hope you enjoy the book.

katherine h said...

You look so beautiful. A friend gave me Winifred's basic metric pattern cutting book for women and I have many hours of pleasure perusing it. She makes pattern drafting seem simple. I have used her bodice and skirt slopers successfully. Not so much success with the pants...but you already have a pants sloper. Enjoy. PS I love the vest, I would have bought it too.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! I bought those shoes and love them too! I wouldn't have given them a second glance had you not shown them here and the discount didn't hurt either. This makes you an official enabler! Thanks, I needed that :)

Tany said...

LOVE it!! And the shoes are AWESOME!! There's an Aldo shop near my office... I'll go there as soon as I can and see if this model is available here!

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xoxxo said...

Love the shoes!