Thursday, January 15, 2009

A New Outfit

I finished my outfit,Tuesday. I wanted to wait for my DD to take the photos of me actually wearing the outfit,but she's been busy with her own activities. I tried to do the department store type setup with my dress form. I'm still learning my new camera,so the color is a little off.
The shirt (McCall 5471) is made from a poplin/spandex blend. It is white with dark grey stripes.I'm not exactly sure where or when it was purchased.It has been in my stash for about 2 years.The pants (Simplicity 2700) are made from a wool blend,purchased from Hancock Fabrics.They are dark grey with light grey pinstripes. This is the inspiration picture torn from a magazine and placed in my "style file".The shirt was listed for $198, the pants $98 and the cardigan $325. My version,shirt $22,pants $20 and cardigan $0. My shirt and pants cost, include fabric and notions,all purchased on sale.My cardigan was a gift. Sewing saved me $579. I don't figure in the time I spend sewing because,I enjoy it so much.

Here is the shirt by itself,to show the curved hemline. I won't be wearing my shirt tucked in.
Here's the part that gave me a really hard time,the ruffled cuff.
It was very difficult to fit the sleeve onto sewing machine in order to sew the inside sleeve facing,while keeping the ruffle evenly distributed. There was plenty of stretching,pulling and screaming,but it was all worth it. It fits and it's just what I wanted.
What's next? I don't know,but I've got Friday off and you know what I'll be doing? That's right...sew on and sew on.

17 comments:

Laura said...

I love your outfit. You've done a wonderful job....so classy.

Faye Lewis said...

A new blog look and a new outfit - I'm loving them both. You did such a great job on the shirt, pants and the blog!!!

ebbyj said...

Okay - can I just say that I love the new look of your blog. It is so you. I am tickled with joy at what is to come in 2009. This is outfit is a great start. I think the blouse is better and the pant are better than the inspiration pic. I am soooo obsessed with ruffles right about now.

Aminat said...

Wao, your pants and shirt look so beautiful,what a complete outfit. I will check the shirt pattern out, it's so beautiful.

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Lesalicious said...

Love the outfit you did great on it. WTG. COOL LOOK :)

mitch1066 said...

OOOH i have that pattern and love it in stripes!Very smart!

Sherril said...

I'm in woven blouse envy. What a great outfit you've made.

Omega said...

I am lovin' that outfit. Great job as usual!! What a way to start 2009.

Lori said...

Fantastic outfit, I just pulled out that blouse pattern.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

You styled that perfectly! Both pieces look fantastic and you can see the inspiration yet you can see how you've put yourself into it to make it your own! Beautiful!

Tanya said...

Too cute. I love it and your interpretation of the look is dead on.

Melodye said...

You did a fantastic job!! And I bet it looks fantastic on you. The money saved is a bonus. Kudos on a job well done,

alethia said...

Lisa that outfit is fabulousssss
You intrepretation is right on targetttt

Sheila said...

Your interpretation was right-on and love it.

Cennetta said...

Great the outfit. A ruffled shirt project is calling my name.

Elle said...

oooh I love this shirt. I have it in my list and now I am even more keen to do it having seen how beautiful it turns out. I love this!

Miles said...

It's lovely outfit... I like your choice!!