Sunday, September 26, 2010

SSS Day 25 and 26

Outfit: Anthropologie inspired tee (with ruching) and cord pants
Plans: Visit the Gold Coast to visit family holidaying and to book a unit for our annual Christmas holidays. It wasn't exactly beach friendly, but it was comfortable and warm enough during the winds and light shower.
Outfit: Beige cotton lycra tee (kwik sew 3003, vee neck version) and bonds tracksuit pants. I later changed into a beige short sleeve tee and black cotton skirt.
Plans: Today I dyed, raked up some grass and pottered around the house, hence the house clothes.

Friday, September 24, 2010

SSS Day 24

Outfit: Red wool blend pants (Burda), rayon elastance tee.
Plans: grocery shopping, hanging out with my SIL and 3 nephews
Yesterday I wore old, me made clothes. This morning when I was washing windows and dyeing, I wore an old black cotton lycra tee and red stretch cotton poplin pants.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Outfit: New black wool dress and metallic cardi
Plans: I cleaned this morning in my PJs then dressed up to drop the kids at SIL for a playdate. DH is taking me to the movies.

Black wool blend dress

I used the same Burda dress pattern as my rainbow dress - bascially a princess seamed, A-line dress. The straps are from Burda too but they are supposed to be pleated and I like them sewn in flat. I had to add to the length of them, but I did make them a little too long and now they slip off.
The fabric is a wool lycra fabric that I have had stashed since my uni days. I think I would have bought it from Lincraft. I lined it in a cotton nylon fabric.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

SSS Day 21

Outfit: Rayon elastane knit dress. I made the pattern by morphing a top and skirt from Kwik Sew (3003 and 3032 I think). I think the top and skirt would have been more flattering on me, but I only realised after it was made.
Plans: Going to SILs to get my hair cut and coloured.

Monday, September 20, 2010

SSS Day20

Outfit: Pink rayon (?) elastane knit tee with grey wide leg burda pants
Plans: Birthday cake prep, small family party for Scott and FIL, my parents over for birthday dinner.

Karen - it wasn't really warm enough for cotton voile yesterday!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

SSS Day 19

Outfit: White cotton lycra tee (modified kwik sew), cotton voile gored skirt (burda)
Hair:Pin curls set.
Plans: Shopping
There is no picture from day 18. When I finally got dressed, I wore an black velour skirt (ahem, old maternity one), a beige tee and a grey marle hoodie. I did not even brush my hair. It was not a good day.

Friday, September 17, 2010

SSS Day 17

Outfit: Kwik Sew jumper (sweater knit) and modified Kwik Sew skirt (rayon elastane knit)
Plans: School drop off, grocery shopping, chores at home

Thursday, September 16, 2010

SSS Day 16

Outfit: Anthropologie inspired tee (based on a Kwik Sew pattern) and cotton paisley print skirt (Burda)
Plans: Help out in Jalisa's class with guided reading group, tutoring this afternoon.

SSS Day 15

Outfit: Cotton voile peasant top (Burda) and cotton washer canvas shorts ( modified Burda)
Plans: School drop off, into work on my day off and special lunch for my boss who is getting married on Saturday.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

SSS Day 14

Outfit: Cotton linen pinstripe shorts (modified Burda), metallic shirred shirt (Burda pattern).
Plans: Work

Note: my name badge was on straight! It looks wonky sometimes.

Kbenco (sorry, don't know your name) asked what Burda pattern yesterday's black pants were. They are actually two patterns morphed: 107A from 1/2006 for the curved waistband/pockets and the straight legs 113 from 8/2003. I tend to use the Burda's I have already, so they tend to be from the mid noughties, unless I borrow them from the library. I can and sometimes do buy them single issue from Crafty Mamas but I tend to be a staples girl and use my patterns over and over.

Monday, September 13, 2010

SSS Day 13

Outfit: Burda wool pants, Burda striped cotton voile blouse with flutter sleeves and Burda blue jacket
Plans: Work

I recieved quite a few compliments today, especially on the blouse. Most people were surprised that I had made my entire outfit.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

SSS Day 12

Outfit: Cotton elastane tee (Kwik Sew), stretch metallic cardi (Kwik Sew) and rayon blend pants (Burda)
Plans: Sunday School movie day, schlepping around the house

Saturday, September 11, 2010

SSS Day 11

Outfit: Kwik Sew tee in rayonc elastane and thrifted skirt that I slightly revamped.
Plans: Library and general chores around the house (dishes, washing etc)

Friday, September 10, 2010

SSS Day 10

Outfit: Kwik Sew sweater knit jumper and Kwik Sew asymmetrical skirt.
Plans: Taking daughter to get a check up at the doctor, general schlepping around the house.

Confession: I did not even brush my hair or wash my face for the 11:20 appointment.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

SSS Day 9

Outfit: Hot pink cotton lycra tee (modified Kwik Sew, my jewel neck standby) and stretch poplin skirt (Burda)
Plans: Parent teacher interview and grocery shopping. Tutoring ended up being cancelled.

Confession: Yesterday I had school photos so I had to wear our school uniform. I never got around to taking a photo of me yesterday, so you will just have to imagine the 2 sizes too big maroon, bright yellow and bottle green polo shirt (tunic length on me - so eww).

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

SSS Day 7

Outfit: Burda jacket, Burda straight leg pants and peasant top (modified from a Burda dress pattern)
Plans: Work day, including playground duty that ended up being quite full on.

Monday, September 06, 2010

SSS Day 6

Outfit: Purple ruched sleeve tee, adapted from Kwik Sew pattern, Kwik Sew jumper and Burda pants
Plans: Teaching at school then professional development afterwards.

I wasn't sure what the weather was going to be like this morning, since it was been raining. You know, sometimes we get warm rainy, sometimes we get cold rainy. It ended up clearing and became really warm, too warm for my half sleeved tee.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

SSS Day 5

Outfit: Black Burda twirl skirt, off white Kwik Sew tee, blue Burda jacket.
Plans: Father's Day lunch with DH's family.
Notes: Possibly cold out in the country, so need a jacket for Justin (you know, just in case)

Saturday, September 04, 2010

SSS Day 4

Outfit: Burda blouse and skirt - both made by me this year.
Plans: Going to a first birthday party and a high tea bridal shower.
Thoughts: This is the first time that I have worn this blouse. I quite like the style of both the blouse and skirt, but I have actually tweaked some other Burda patterns to be a little more what I was going for (twirly skirt with less work, blouse with less wide but still open neck and slightly less puffy sleeves_.
Above was my afternoon outfit. Here is what I wore this morning.

Outfit: Blue rayon poly knit tank (circa 2000), hand dyed cotton lycra skirt, fabric curlers.
Plans: Chores, wrangling children and general around-the-house schleping.

Afternoon outfit again:
Confession: I move the photos around so that my schleping photo would not be on those blog lists people have!

Friday, September 03, 2010

SSS Day 3

Outfit: Rayon elastane tee from modified Kwik Sew pattern (changed the neckline) and rayon linen blend bias cut skirt.

Plans: School drop off, cleaning, maybe some sewing or pattern tracing.

Thoughts: It is nice to see how my sewing has evolved. A few years ago, I just about only made elastic waisted skirts. They were so easy and quick. Now I prefer skirts with a wide waistband (or yoke, not sure which it is. Burda says yoke) and invisible zipper.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

SSS Day 2

Outfit: Polka dot peasant top from thrifted fabric and rayon elastane knit skirt (modified Kwik Sew pattern). I also had a green cardi that I had made this morning when it was chilly.

Plans: Helping out with morning groups at school, grocery shopping, general chores around the house and tutoring after school.

Confession: I couldn't find any shorts or pants suitable for exercise, so I wore some store bought ones with a tee that I made to my PT session.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Self Stitched September (SSS) Day 1

Outfit for Day 1: Burda blouse (white and silver) with shirred waist, Burda straight black wool pants and Kwik Sew metallic cardi.

Plans: School drop-off, buy some zippers, home to sew, and regular chores like washing and dishes.

Thoughts: A little dressier than I would normally wear for sewing and chores, but I wanted to start off the month with a bang rather than a fizzle. I will have to change this arvo as I have a personal training session at work.

Here is the first garment finished this month.

Burda gored skirt, like my jade version, again with godets. I actually made the godets a little longer this time, and added them at the side seams.
Fabric is a rayon polyester faille ( I think). It has been in the stash since my uni days, so I have to set up my old computer to look up my fabric stash record if I wanted to properly identify it exactly.
I love twirly skirts.