2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

January 8, 2013

MY MOTHER TOLD ME...

... that I need to start taking more pictures wearing my designs.  I'm trying to do just that, but I can't promise how long it will last.  Sometimes it's not convenient to take pictures at work. It's so much easier to just press the finished project and take a picture of it on the dress form.  Sounds lazy I know, but moving on.

Today I wore my self-drafted Carnival skirt with my ponte de roma peplum top - first time I've put this combo together.  I usually wear this skirt with a black sweater. I also wore the red coat that I refashioned last year.

I've got one more bit of blog business to finish - it'll be coming up soon, so stay tuned...

38 comments:

  1. What a great outfit! It's hard to get pictures of yourself when you don't have an inhouse photographer, isn't it?

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    1. Yes Carol, I need to hire a photographer.

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  2. Love the styling. The photography is much admired and looked forward to, but not always an easy task to do.

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  3. I'm with your Mum on her advice! You do wear your clothes so stylishly and put a great outfit together. But I know to get the photos is easier said than done...

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    1. Thanks, loved your Renfew top too!

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  5. Looking good! You look confident,professional and stylish.

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  6. Lovely outfit. Looking stylish. Great pictures!!!

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  7. Mothers are always right!! I agree that taking photos of yourself is the hardest part about this blogging lark and sometimes it really slows me down. But I really appreciate seeing garments being worn so I try to do it. Your outfits look great, the top and skirt are really versatile pieces

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  8. You are one sexy teacher ;-) a great pairing of print, style, and color.

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    1. Thank you Rhonda. I do love wearing my clothes.

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  9. That's a fabulous coat refashion. I like so color when it's the dead of winter-seems to brighten things up a bit. Nice skirt, too.

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  10. You look great Faye, love the pop of color

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  11. It looks great on you!

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  12. Look at you all fancy, lol, great outfit!

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    1. Thank you Toy. Loved that blue print dress you made!

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  13. Very stylish! I love the saucy red coat on you.

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  14. What a great outfit and love how you drafted your own skirt. I'm so wanting to give this a try myself... just have to put my mind to and just do it :)

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  15. Thank you Chris. You can do it, I'm sure!

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    1. Thanks for the vote of confidence...Looking forward to giving it a go :)

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  16. Great outfit - you look very professional! Someone told me a long time ago that mothers are always right, but sometimes it is definitely too hard to achieve a 'modeled' photo.

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  17. I'm glad your mother told you.., You look great in your outfit. The read is beautiful too.

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  18. You gotta listen to your Mother, great outfit, love that skirt.

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  19. Photos are definitely the worst part of blogging!!! But these are great--love this outfit.

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  20. Yay! This is such a fun outfit! Uuugh, I am a bit lazy about photographing, too. It's my least favorite part of things. I'm trying to be better about it this year too.

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  21. Check you out in your on trend striped skirt and peplum top! Girlfriend, you are ready to walk the Spring runway!

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  22. You look beautiful in the outfit, Great Pic!

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  • Ribbon Crafts
  • Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers
  • Successful Serging
  • Making Trousers for Men and Women
  • Couture Sewing Techniques
  • Singer - Perfect Plus
  • Cool Couture
  • Couture, The Fine Art of Sewing
  • Singer Sewing Reference Library - Tailoring - GIFTED
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  • Fit for Real People
  • DK-The Complete Book of Sewing