Friday, February 24, 2012

Peachy Pair

I really needed to curl my hair today

Over the last month I have been sewing about 5-7 hours everyday. Yes, my life is a bit slow right now in winter time, so I am putting my hands to work. The idea is to stash bust everything, that includes fabrics that are only so so and come up with as many combinations as possible for skirts and blouses.  Katie from Little red squirrel is hosting a wonderful project called Stash Busters and I am on board with that. Tilly is also doing an  interesting project that takes One week, One pattern and wearing it in as many different ways as possible. Well, to me these ideas got married, they are excellent projects together. Like Jane, I am a fan of the ginger so I am pushing the boundaries a bit and have made up seven ginger skirts. Yes, I love the pattern that much. For blouses, I am buying as many patterns as possible to try out different styles, I am still in the process of finding a few that I love. I can't wear a Chinese style blouse everyday! he-he. Anyhow, this blouse I made from Butterick 3696, its a simple button down thin collar. I am really happy with the outcome of both pieces, they are easy to wear and still look crisp and clean. I love peach, and to be honest, I wanted an outfit to go with my peach 50's purse. I love the little flowers behind the patent material.  I'll see you soon with another ginger combo, made by me.

Gina

13 comments:

  1. What an excellent outfit Gina, you look lovely! Seven Gingers, eh! Wow, can't wait to see them!!!

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  2. Great idea the stash busting Gina. I always love what to come up with and everything looks just darling on you.

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  3. I love the new ginger out fit.. Looks great on you.. I love how comfortable the ginger skirt pattern is to wear. I have made 3 thus far, and you are encouraging me to make some more.Happy sewing. I look forward to the next set.. Proud your getting to have so much sewing time..Have fun.

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  4. I love this color on you! And yay for stash busting! :)

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  5. This looks lovely! And that vintage purse is fabulous!

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  6. The colour is lovely on you and it does match the purse and the pearls! Congrats on stash busting, I really need to do some of that.

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  7. That is a gorgeous outfit. I love the blouse so much, I looked up the pattern. It's the 80s looking one? That is the type of pattern many would overlook because of the cover art, and here you have made a lovely blouse with it. Beautiful job!

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    1. Thanks A.J.A., yes, it's the 80's one. I had the same thought you did, I almost passed it up, but it's hard to find simple button downs in colors that you can use, honestly, it's hard to find button downs at all. knits have taken over the world of fashion.

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  8. Very pretty! Wow, *seven* Ginger skirts! I really love the blouse fabric... :)

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  9. I love the color scheme, it is like a pretty version of the Pantone color of the year. And the blouse is so cute!

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  10. Wow! Great color on you! So sweet ... I really admire your sewing to many hours a day, this is a dream for me ... I'm intrigued by seven ginger skirts ....

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  11. what a cute, you moved me to another time, love your vintage style and your collection of bags are amazing... happy week...

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