So, here we go, the first day of Spring, and the first day of a month of all self-stitched fun, to be seen in entirety here. As usual, when the pressure is on to dress for a challenge like this my perverse nature means that I could think of absolutely nothing to wear this morning. Yes really! Sounds ridiculous, I know...
And just saying now; I will understand entirely if this is not everyone's idea of what a blog should be and if people choose to switch off for the month, BUT I have enjoyed these challenges before and I find them very helpful in assessing my self-made wardrobe and its wearability. I want to try to mix up old and new and be "interesting". There will be some new creations popping up this month. So I hope it doesn't get boring.
So what of today? My ivory shirt and the skirt are new-ish, both made in the last month or so... and it may appear black in the photo, but my outfit is navy blue. I made the jacket a few years ago but haven't worn it for one of these challenges yet. I was pretty proud of this jacket when I made it, because it is completely lined and also underlined, my first attempt at a properly tailored jacket. Also with no iron-on interfacing, as an experiment. As a result, the jacket is very soft and very comfortable, and the tailoring has stood the test of time. And when I dyed this previously charcoal skirt blue it hadn't occurred to me that I now had something passing as a suit. Hehe, me, in a suit?! Mon dieu! The funny thing is that I didn't think I was going to look quite so suit-y when I selected these items... and it was only when I was dressed and looking in the mirror I was like, woa, I'm in a suit! Actually I do have another suit, also made by me, that gets worn, like, never. Never ever. And now I have another one.... you'd think I'd have learned, right?
Jacket; Simplicity 4698, navy blue silk hessian, to see this jacket styled in 6 different ways go here
Shirt; Burdastyle magazine 10/2010,102, made of white brushed cotton, details and my review of this pattern here
Skirt; Vogue 7303 lined, made of charcoal wool mix then dyed blue, details here
Shoes; Django and Juliette, from Zomp shoes