Wednesday, January 20, 2016

I Have Nothing to Wear...It With


I did a serious and long overdue closet clean out and found that I have some holes in my wardrobe (not a single white shirt), items I love (including accessories) that don't go with anything and lots of pretty colorful tops.  So guess what I made?  A new pretty colorful top!  Admittedly I do need some basics but this turns out to be the perfect top for right now because I used fabric from my stash, it was really easy AND it goes with one of those accessories "that don't go with anything".


I bought this woven stripe cotton fabric in Northern California (I want to say it's a Kaffe Fassett but I could be mistaken)  It's soft, lightweight and in tones of rust with touches of gray.  I have very little in the way of earth tones in my closet so it feels like something really new and different.


I used my Blue Dot Margo Blouse pattern view B but left off the placket and added reverse bobbin work along the yoke.  I've used this technique before (it's dead simple, I have a little tutorial here) and it takes this little earthy tunic from basic to a little artsy.



I paired it with this long lost necklace in my closet that I never wear.  It has beautiful glass beads and a silver pocket style watch as the pendant.  Finally I have something to wear....it with!


Did any of you do closet clean outs for the new year?

Diane


6 comments:

  1. Took your advice and cleaned out my closet... got rid of SO MANY hideous and/or old items (long overdue)...
    Yours was the best advice ever!
    I discovered a few long-lost items--timeless classics that are easy to pair with other pieces... The result? Odd as it may sound, getting rid of clothes has INCREASED AND IMPROVED MY WARDROBE.
    Thanks for the inspiration, Gatorbunny!

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    1. I'm glad it worked. It's amazing how much easier life gets when you get rid of stuff! Now my cleaning needs to move into my kitchen....ugh.

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  2. Looks great, and how wonderful that it goes with your hard to match accessories!

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    1. Thank you! I found another necklace it looks nice with too!

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  3. I LOVE this top and seriously want to make it ..but my breastfeeding boobies are bigger than what the size guide says -- do you think this would be easily modified to suit a bigger size? Thanks in advance.

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    1. Thank you! To make things really simple you can add fullness to the lower front pattern piece which would add more gathers along the front OR you can do a full bust adjustment on the lower front piece and add a side dart. I think this is a pretty good tutorial on a FBA. http://sew-la-fabric.blogspot.com.au/2010/04/full-bust-adjustment-aka-fba.html. Let me know if you have more questions!

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