Sunday, November 04, 2007

Picture This...

Okay to substitute for the fact that I did next to no sewing this weekend, I took pictures of some of the combos of the "CC Inspired Wardrobe". We have a series of important meetings in the office this week, so this and the Jackie O Retro Suit will finally make their debuts!

This is what I will wear tomorrow ~ The cardigan and dress.

The dress is of course Simplicity 3631 and the cardigan has been in my wardrobe for several years. I went through a huge phase where I was sewing a lot of twinsets about three years ago. This cardigan was made from a wool/lycra jersey purchased from JoMars and I used Burda 8869 which is OOP and a TNT pattern.



The dress and jacket
The jacket is made from a tweed fabric from Ebad Fabrics in NYC. I got four yards of this out of one of his bargain boxes. I used Vogue 2285 for the jacket. I have of course modified and changed the pattern which is now OOP.







The jacket, skirt and purchased top
I bought this cowl neck top during my snoop shopping at Macy's Herald Square during the summer. It works wonderfully with the jacket and skirt. The skirt is my 4 gore TNT skirt. I love this skirt pattern because it just works so well in my wardrobe. This has to be its 10th or 11th incarnation. When I say TNT, I mean TNT! *LOL*


Love the way the top looks with the skirt and my daughter did such a good job with the photo shoot that I had to include this one!


The cardigan, embellished tank top and pants

The embellished tank top is from Simplicity 3631 from the same tan tropical wool that was used in the dress. The lace was bought from my favorite NYC trim store - Daytona Trimmings and is probably the most expensive part of the outfit! The pants are from worsted wool crepe from Fabric Mart. I am actually proud of the fact that this fabric went from the box to the cutting table instead of languishing in my fabric closet! My pants are from my TNT pants pattern - the slimmer leg version.

I cut out two more tops for this wardrobe this weekend both from the Sewing Workshop Mission Tank pattern ~ one from the tan/brown knit print and one from the brown sueded silk. I also cut out the straight skirt from the tan tropical wool so whenever the mood strikes me to sew again at least those steps will be done.

Hopefully I will be inspired to work on one of the dresses relatively soon since the temperatures are only dropping lower...*sigh* Hope you enjoy the pictures! And as always more shots can be found in my Flickr album.

22 comments:

  1. Your collection is great. The colors look fabulous on you.

    Does your daughter still act as your photographer? Mine quit on me months ago! I wish I knew how you get yours to cooperate! :)

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  2. Carolyn, your new wardrobe pieces are fantastic! You've provided more inspiration for me to keep working on getting my own TNT patterns.

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  3. Carolyn, you pieces are beautiful! You are my sewing idol when it comes to wardrobe pieces! I use to sew "orphans" (still never had anything to wear) until I started reading your blog. Just fabulous!

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  4. I feel so inspired! Everything is so perfectly put together. I really want to do a wardrobe look.

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  5. Carolyn, you look great in your new wardrobe pieces!

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  6. Great wardrobe-it seems to work so well-the colours look fantastic on you and the quality looks-as usual-superb!

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  7. What a great wardrobe. Enough combinations to keep you well groomed for weeks!

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  8. Great photo shoot! Your collection is coming together quite nicely. Isn't it nice to add so many wonderful pieces to the closet? Just keep 'em comin' - snap out of that slump. Carolyn, Carolyn, she our (wo)man, if she can't do it, no one can!!! Can you tell I was a cheerleader in high school?

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  9. Great looking garments. Those colors are great on you! Thanks for sharing these with us they are inspiring.

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  10. What a great wardrobe! Looks like you were having fun modeling too.

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  11. I can only say what is already said so often: great wardrobe and great pictures. And you really inspire me throught all this to try to make a wardrobe with really coordinating pieces.

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  12. Looking great Carolyn! Ditto to all the comments before me.

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  13. Wow. That's fantastic. Beautiful pieces, perfectly coordinated, great colours, great shapes. LOVE IT

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  14. Love the photo shoot. the garments look great! g

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  15. I must echo loving that great photo shoot and that great wardrobe. It is fun for us 'lookee loos' to see the pieces put together on you. That next brown top ought to be gorgeous also with your pieces. If it has sleeves, that dress could even become a jumper! Loved Shannon's cheer!! Give you daughter kudos for the fine job with the camera!

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  16. Wonderful collection! I especially like the dress and cardigan combination, and the embellished tank, cardigan, pants combo. You will wow them!

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  17. VERY BEAUTIFUL! I still love the wardrobe idea and you do it so wonderfully!

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  18. Gohead witcha bad self! you betta work!! :) so cute so versatile

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  19. Carolyn, marvelous, as always! Girl, you are my sewing she-roe! God Bless, and thanks for the on-going inspiration!

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  20. what a great looking, workable collection. Now get over to that machine and sew!

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  21. Carolyn, what a great collection and what a fabulous inspiration! You look terrific!

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