2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

December 13, 2013

RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE...

... I've been caught right in the middle of indecisiveness as to exactly what my next project will be - seriously not a good place to be.   I did manage to get a whiff of inspiration from Pinterest yesterday when this simple color combination caught my eye.

I immediately knew I could pull something similar off.

I teamed my black knit version of Vogue 8939's turtleneck dress made in late August with a blazer I've had in my closet for a very long time.  I haven't worn it in years because it's such a bright color, but the Pinterest picture inspired me to make use of it today.  The blazer is 100% wool crepe by JH Collectables that I purchased way back when my daughter was still in high school.  It was actually an investment piece when I bought it, and I could never bring myself to part with it.  It's just hung in my closet in a plastic covering for many years.  Everyone at school thought it was a brand new piece, and were surprised when I told them that it's actually older than my grand-children.

I did manage to make another black knit pencil skirt from McCall's 6654.   I already have a black knit pencil, but it's a real form fitted longer length that I think looks better all dressed up - heels, jewelery and the like.  I needed a black knit pencil skirt made for my simplier life - a little roomyier, and a little more casual that would look good with even flat boots - you know, a throw on and go comfy type. McCall's 6654 to the rescue because I've made it at least 5 times before.  I like it and it works well for me. I didn't bother taking a picture - it's so simple - but will go with so many things that I already have in the closet.

Well it's almost the weekend and just maybe I'll be able to break through my indecisiveness and get my next project started.  Keep your fingers crossed for me...

26 comments:

  1. So it is a good idea not to toss anything out! The blazer looks good - and as it is on trend, a good idea to wear it while it is :)

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    1. Hey Sarah! Although I'm so glad I saved this jacket, I do have to clear out stuff sometimes. If I didn't I wouldn't be able to live in this little cottage.

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  2. "Pull the look off" ~ you nailed it ...enjoy your weekend and my fingers are crossed for your next project ... J

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  3. Good thing you didn't throw it out, it looks great. Hope you get over your indecisiveness soon, it's such a hindrance when it comes to sewing

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    1. I'm determined to break through so I can get a project started. Thanks for looking in.

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  4. You saw something you liked and didn't even have to wait to be able to copy it. How great is that! Looks fantastic. My fingers are crossed :-)

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    1. Yes, it work out pretty good this time. Thanks for commenting Kathy!

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    1. Thanks Sarah, I would LOVE to have a Michael Kors bag.

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  6. Ugh. I'm in the same place, Faye. Having finished my jacket, I don't know what to do next.

    Your jacket brings a jolt of color to the drab and cold Winter (Fall??) days.

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    1. You did such a great job with your moto jacket Lynne. I kinda sort of want to make one too.

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  7. Super cute. Love the 'make it work' moment!!

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  8. Looking good Faye. Love the colors, reminds me of my high school colors.

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    1. Thanks Necie. It is so bright, but I love the fabric.

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  9. Your outfit looks great, Faye Nice job pulling off the inspiration and great job on the investment piece.

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  10. Very classy look!

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  11. What a great way to dress up black!

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    1. Yes, it was fun Clio! Thanks.

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  12. Great looking outfit on you, Faye. Love that jab of color!

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    1. Good eye for fashion Miss Faye! You nailed it!

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