Sunday, February 05, 2012

May I Present...

"The Lavender and Gray Skies Collection" in pictures...









Patterns:
TNT Pants, Dress and Skirt Pattern
Burda 8869 Cardigan pattern
Butterick 3124 Cowlneck Top
Simplicity 2566 - sleeveless white shirt

Fabrics:
100% tropical wool in gray
Lilac acrylic cable knit 
White cotton & lycra blend shirting
Lilac felted/fulled wool jersey

Garments:
Gray lined sheath dress
Gray lined straight skirt
Gray lined pants
Lilac sleeveless cowlneck top
Lilac v-neck cardigan
White sleeveless top
Lilac felted/fulled wool jersey jacket

A couple of things:
**I like the jacket in the pictures...still not so sure about it in real life.  Will need to wear it to see how that goes before I pass final judgement.
**The Simplicity shirt is sleeveless - more on that in my next post when I review the pattern.
**Love the versatility of the wardrobe
**Added a RTW pink cardigan over the dress in one of the pictures, will use this so that I can wear all the pieces to work this week.
**Yes, I will finally be wearing these pieces.  I haven't worn any of them yet.
**I didn't make the white version of B3124.  Just didn't feel like looking for the white knit.  However,  I will be making this top again.

I'm thrilled that this collection is finally completed.  When my daughter showed up this afternoon to take pictures she couldn't believe that the twinset was made by me.  She thought I had bought it. That was a fantastic compliment especially since this is the daughter that sews and knows the quality of my work.  So look for a post on the white shirt...boy was that an adventure!  *LOL*  And my next piece after that will be a dress...y'all know how much I love a dress and I've got dress ideas running through my brain that need to be worked out!

Finally, a parting shot of "The Little Prince" - who will be 3 next month!  Boy does time fly!


Congratulations to the New York Giants
2012 Superbowl Champions!
Whoooo Hoooo!


...as always, more later!
















74 comments:

  1. Woo hoo! You look beautiful in these pictures. Congratulations on a wonderful capsule collection.

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  2. Holy cow - I LOVE it! I particularly love the cardigan, I'm happy to say. Well done.

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  3. I love EVERY ONE of these looks- fantastic collection.

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  4. Beautiful, Carolyn--simply gorgeous. And The Little Prince is adorable!

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  5. I love the collection! The colors are great on you!

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  6. The gray and lavendar is gorgeous with your coloring. You look wonderful. I especially love the pants and cardigan. You always wear the best shoes! Do you have a TNT shoe pattern ;)?

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  7. Your collection is beautiful - so well organized and beautifully sewn! I bet you wear this all spring (and the rest of winter)! Great job!

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  8. The twinset IS fabulous - your daughter is right. My fav, of course, is the twinset with the skirt, since that's my usual "uniform." :-) I also really like the pants with the white blouse and cardi, and with the twinset. Very flattering shapes and colors for you.

    And, yes, WELL DONE GIANTS!

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  9. Everything was beautiful! Love the shoes as well! You are an amazing sewist and I love following your adventures in sewing.

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  10. Congrats on making such a gorgeous collection!

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  11. You really took that collection to the highest level. Wow so many looks! Is that first cardigan pink? I love pink and gray.

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  12. Carolyn ~ I love every single piece of this collection! Very stylish, and the color palette is extremely flattering. I am inspired!

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  13. WOW, I'm impressed.....but of course you are so good at creating the best.

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  14. Beautiful Carolyn, what a fantastic collection. You look stunning!

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  15. This collection is really gorgeous! LP is pretty cute too.

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  16. The Little Prince is almost three? My goodness, I remember when he was born! Where did that time go? The twinset is lovely and the jacket looks great. I hope you feel better about it when you've worn it a few times. It's a great collection.

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  17. What a versatile wardrobe! Very springy and very wearable.

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  18. Looking forward to the post on the white shirt. It is very striking. That's my fav look, the trousers, white shirt and cardigan with the chunky beads. You look awesome!

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  19. lovingthecolour combos, the brilliant twinset and your beautiful smile. thanks for dressing up for us.

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  20. Great collection Carolyn:) You have great taste.

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  21. Love the entire wardrobe. Very inspiring!

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  22. Awesome collection, I really love the twinset and all the outfits with the white blouse so look forward to hearing all about that piece.

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  23. Wow! You look fantastic in every piece of your collection, but I especially like the white shirt, cardigan and slacks. Very chic.

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  24. Well done! This collection is lovely. You look great in each outfit.

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  25. Congratulations! Another great mini wardrobe. Very inspiring.

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  26. WOW! Beautiful! fantastic job on the capsule!

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  27. Gorgeous! And even a pair of pants in the collection:-)

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  28. Your collection looks fantastic. And I love your choice of colors!

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  29. Great collection Carloyn! My favs are the dress in the first photos, and the twinset.

    P.S. How did you get one with the tripod - IIRC your daughter was going to help you figure it out for solo photo taking? :)

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  30. What a stunning collection! You (and the clothes) look amazing.

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  31. LOVE those shoes, they are so gorgeous! And sewing a whole capsule collection is such an achievement, particularly since it all goes together so well. I love the cardigan too, as we slide towards winter here I am searching high and low for a similar pattern

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  32. Beautiful collection, Carolyn. Lots of wardrobe possibilities

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  33. Beautiful collection!! The twin set was lovely and the two toned cardigan was wonderful. Thank you for showing us all your hard work.
    Linda

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  34. All I have to say is: very very nice. And Yay Giants!

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  35. Lovely collection and you look great.

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  36. A beautiful and elegant collection!

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  37. Beautiful as always and the little prince is a doll!

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  38. Great pictures. Love the collection. The Prince is adorable as always.

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  39. Great looking wardrobe. I particularly like the white blouse.

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  40. Amazing collection. I can't believe you put it together in a month!

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  41. A lovely collection, Carolyn. Congratulations.

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  42. Ooh! What a great wardrobe! I really like the color combo on you!

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  43. This is a beautiful collection, but even more important you look wonderful wearing it. What a success story!

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  44. I love all these pieces so much I can't pick a favorite. That gray wool has a lovely sheen and really does look like the sky! The shades of lavender are to die for. The jacket with the sleeve detail looks great and really shows off your design abilities. And the pants fit beautifully! I know you will get a lot of wear and enjoyment out of these gorgeous pieces. Congratulations!

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  45. What a great collection of clothes. They look wonderful on you too! Your house looks very serene. But the best pictures are of your little prince! OMG, what a cutie! Congrats! I can't wait to see your review of the white blouse, as I have that in my cue too!

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  46. Not only do they ALL look wonderful; you've completed it and can move on. I can't believe you haven't worn any of it yet!

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  47. It looks like a very successful mini-collection-- congrats on finishing!

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  48. Great collection. I rally love the twin set.

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  49. I love the white shirt and look forward to seeing more about it.

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  50. You look great! Even though I read your blog, I also thought you bought the twinset. Well done!

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  51. Love your collection! All the pieces work so great together. Love your cardigan/twinset - they do look RTW in the photos (well, most of your pieces do, and I mean that as a compliment, obviously) and I think they really pull the whole collection together. So much accomplished and we are barely into February! Makes me feel like a sewing slacker...

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  52. WOWSA!! great ensemble! Love the jacket and I hope you can become more comfortable in it. You really look so beautiful, Carolyn and that joy is reflected in your face. The little boy is so precious!! GO GIANTS!!! I'm a perpetually heart broken Mets fan, so this Giant win was sorely needed.

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  53. I love this collection! I really liked the long, purple necklace, too. Great colors!

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  54. All the pieces are beautiful and look so nice on you, but my favorite is the jacket that you're not sure of!!!

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  55. You look so happy wearing this wardrobe. You look fabulous! The little prince looks adorable, as always.

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  56. Very nice wardrobe collection. I'm going to borrow some of your ideas, but for a much more casual wardrobe. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Theresa in Tucson

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  57. I LOVE YOUR BLOG...keep up the incredibly, inspirational, beautiful work!

    Janice

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  58. That is such a nice wardrobe... very pretty change for you on the color combo. Looks like a nice spring palette.

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  59. Gorgeous!!! I love everything about it!

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  60. What a fantastic wardrobe.Love all of it. YOu have really accomplished alot of sewing this past few weeks.. thankyou for sharing it with us.So encouraging. Happy sewing.

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  61. Wow, Carolyn! Everything is stunning. What a perfectly coordinated wardrobe. The colours are beautiful and everything is so flattering!

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  62. I am really liking the wardrobe; the twin set is impressive and I still like the jacket.
    We watched the Super Bowl too. Because we are both Tennessee Titans fans we had no investment in the game so Charles rooted for the Patriots and I for the Giants. We won! It was a very good game with triumphs and failures for both sides. Five additional minutes and the outcome could have been different, it was that close. Oh, does Coach B ever smile?

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  63. You are always such an inspiration! I love this wardrobe and the twinset absolutely topped it off!

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  64. Wow! What a beautiful capsule wardrobe!! I just love these soft pretty colours, they look amazing on you!

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  65. Wow!!! The whole collection is gorgeous! My fave is the cardi over the white top with the pants, but you look sensational in every pic. I LOVE IT!!!

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  66. Looks amazing and will transition nicely into spring!

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  67. Mamacita, you know how to showcase your beautiful wears. Outstanding! Great collection. And yes, time does fly. It's seen like only a few days ago you showed us the first pictures of your handsome Prince.

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  68. Bravo! what a wonderful collection!

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  69. Carolyn, these are GORGEOUS! What a lovely wardrobe you have for yourself!

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  70. This is such a pretty wardrobe. I still like the jacket a lot and that sweater set is gorgeous.

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  71. Wow, this is such a great and well-thought-of capsule collection. Every garment looks so classy and well made and the garments combine so well.

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