Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Boyfriend Blazer

I am really feeling the "boyfriend" silluette this spring. Below are two blazers that I have been interested in(from left to right: blazer by Smythe at and William Rast at I tried a Literature Noir blazer at Nordstrom and the style looked awesome, or at least I thought so.

Since I have not attempted a tailored garment in a long time, I thought I should try it and here is my muslin:

I don't have fabric but am looking for one!

My husband saw it and said, "Well, it is big, but it';s the style." "Yeah," I said, "it's a boyfriend blazer." "Wow, it's one small boyfriend you have," he concluded.

Embelished Racerback Tank

I have been very busy with life, in general; however, I managed to do some sewing.
Remember I posted about this embelished tank by Haute Hippie (photo from
Well, I drew from it and did something similar. The fabric is gray (cobalt) rayon jersey from The tank is bound with strips from the same fabric. The fabric flowers are sewn on a bib-like piece that I hand pick-stitched. Ribbon is inserted in the ends of the bib piece and is then threaded through the grommets, and tied behind the neck.

And here is how i wore it today - with a hoodie and a rabbit fur vest:

BTW, I got this ring from a thrift store. It is huge! I love it!

I made another one in salmon color rayon jersey but have not put grommets yet. Will post about it later!