Look everybody, I made an outfit!


I made this outfit for the Vegan Oktober fest this past weekend and it was a big hit. I got a lot of compliments on it. The skirt is dyed red, with a vintage border I got at a yard sale a couple of years ago. The skirt is made from my trusty wrap dress pattern, I just closed the front. 



The skirt has a slight ruffle but I didn't dye enough fabric to make the ruffle fuller. But hey, it worked :)

I even finished it early, but realized I didn't have a blouse to wear with it, so I whipped up this white one made from, you guessed it, my trusty old wrap dress pattern. I tell you, I'll never get tired of that pattern.


Clean solid color blouse. Boy, does my wardrobe need these!


I don't know WHY I didn't pull down the back! Silly me!
The sash came out nice, too.

It fit really well and the skirt has great swing for dancing. I was afraid the cotton would be too stiff, but I think the longer length helped. I'm sorry I don't have any pictures of me in the outfit. I really, REALLY, gotta get better at that.


The event was fun, and I had a lot of beer. You can read more about it here.
It felt good to sew for myself again. It's been a while. I really want to make more blouses. I really need them. Okay, back to sewing for others now! Just boring stuff. No real Playclothes treasures until after Halloween.

I'll keep you updated!

5 comments:

  1. Great outfit! Looks like it would be fun to dance in. I wish I lived in place that had a vegan or vegetarian any-kind-of-fest. That would be awesome! All the best, Shelley!

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  2. Those sleeve caps are gorgeous!

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  3. Love that red skirt! The vintage border really makes it look festive. Getting a lot of mileage out of a favorite pattern is the way to go. Some sewists call them T-N-T (tried and true) patterns.

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  4. Basics are harder than mending for me. I will tear apart and rebuild a pair of jeans before I can stitch up a plain blouse. And maybe I'll recaulk the bathtub...
    (sweet ensemble. Beer, donuts, many vegan options in my 'hood)

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