Saturday, June 4, 2011

Closing the Gaps number 3 and MMJune


When I made this skirt in March, I didn't really know what I would wear with it, I was thinking a white blouse. I liked the electric blue color of this fabric, but I knew it would be hard to match. So last week when I made this blouse from the left over skirt fabric, I didn't expect them to work so well together.  Why? Because I heard it said so many times, not to be so matchy, matchy with your wardrobe, well forget that, I like it! So I am officially breaking that rule. What do you think of this matched set? This is my MMJune outfit for today. I have been faithful to wear my homemade clothing everyday. I won't be taking photos of every outfit, but a lot of them. If truth be told I have been getting up early to sew and sew until  10:00 A.M. in my pajamas this whole week, all my sleepwear is vintage, not handmade, I am a bad girl for sure! What have you been making?

Have a wonderful vintage day!

Gina

22 comments:

  1. hee! Love your shoes! ;)
    Turquoise is really grabbing my attention right now - I love both your top and your skirt!

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  2. OoOoOoOoh, I love this Gina!!! It really looks like a dress! And you could still totally wear the skirt with a nice white blouse...genius!

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  3. I totally thought it was a dress at first! So cute!!! It's like in the vintage catalogs - the 'separates' that are made to be worn together ; )

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  4. The ensemble does look very lovely! And the skirt is very cute. I finished a teal knit top today...

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  5. Cute! Matchy matchy looks very retro. :)

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  6. I don't care what they say....I think matched outfits look great, and that blue one you're wearing looks lovely!

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  7. Wearing the two together just makes it look like a dress, not overly matching :). I've been thinking of purposely making some of my dress patterns as separates so they are more versatile like this. Is it one awesome dress, or a lovely skirt and blouse that can go with other things too? It's both! :P

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  8. I love it. This shade being a favorite of mine. Your photos are so good. MM is good. It's always windy when I go to do my photos so I end up in the house. I'm working on a darling little black sand washed top to go with the green satin skirt. It's fitting really well too which is always a plus with me that I don't have to struggle fitting. In fact you would look really cute with this top neckline I'm making. I showed it on my blog it's in black and has a dress that is show underneath. I think you should make one the pattern goes together really nicely. Nan

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  9. Oh Gina...you look so nice - it is a very nice outfit. :-D

    PS: by the way, are you wearing two different kinds of shoes? In the picture, that is what it looks like :)

    Mari

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  10. Mari you get the gold prize. Yes two different shoes. I was in a hurry to take the pictures before going out and after the photos I realized I had two different shoes on LOL!

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  11. They look great together. Wonderful color.

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  12. Well matchy matchy or not it works very well!

    I am struggling to find time to sew right now. But getting some in where I can.

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  13. I'm not a fan of the matchy matchy thing myself, but this ensemble just looks like a dress! So it's kind of like having three garments instead of two. :)

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  14. The ensemble looks more like a dress; it is very charming. You could add a belt to good effect too, I think.
    Who is in the cage in the top photo?

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  15. Winding Ways- that's our bunny, we thought it was a girl for a long time so we called her Lucy, but it's a boy bunny so now we just call him bunny bunny.

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  16. How do you do it all? I cannot believe how many lovely things you can make in such a short amount of time. You have nothing to worry about with the matchy-matchy, this looks more like a dress with a fitted waist. Since you used the exact same fabric and it is a solid color (plus cute buttons and piping detail) it works. Love it!

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  17. Annabelle, I don't know how I am doing it all. I think I need to slow down a bit for summer and love on my kiddos! Maybe I 'll sew one garment a week instead of 2 or 3!

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  18. It looks great :) This way it looks like a dress- with another top it'd look like a skirt and top. So versatile ;)

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  19. This color is lovely on you!

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  20. Hi Gina,

    This is one of my favourite colours and it looks lovely on you. I noticed the shoes but thought it was you joking about not being too matchy! lol

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  21. Gina,

    I always seem to be "late" to comment on each of your blog posts. Sorry about that. :(

    At any rate, I like this outfit. Actually, I didn't think this was a skirt and top outfit. I thought it was a dress that you made, ha! :)

    The fabric is an unusual color that I don't see often. I could understand why it would be difficult to find a match with this one, but you seemed to have managed well. :)

    Blessings,

    -L. Rose

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  22. What a silly rule, no matching?! I make a lot of skirts with matching tops so that I can wear them together or separate and have more options...The set you made looks really nice (love the pockets!) and in the future, I'd say forget all silly, limiting rules and wear what you like! I know I will... ;)

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