Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Tuesday in April

...or another day in real life...


Today wasn't a day that I was sitting behind my desk or at a conference room table.  Today was an active day, moving things around, arranging a conference room for a meeting, etc.  So I wore a comfortable outfit that is kinda business casual so that I wouldn't look too out of place for any visitors we might have on the floor, yet allowed me to be comfortable as I moved through my day...

Front

Side

Hands on hip

I'm wearing one of the many pairs of black wool crepe pants that I've made from my TNT pants pattern.  A Burda 8869 cardigan made from a beautiful rayon/lycra knit purchased from Elliot Berman that has no buttons or buttonholes on it.  Boy was I lazy that day!  But it worked just fine with the top and pants today. Finally the white shirt (Simplicity 2566) from my Lavender and Gray Wardrobe.  I've worn this top several times and love it!  I'm so happy that I have plenty of shirting cottons (purchased from Fabric Mart last year) to make a couple more.  


So instead of sewing, I'm re-working the pieces in my wardrobe and wearing them in new ways!  BTW, Elizabeth this post is for you!  *LOL*  And Alicia, please leave your email in the comments so I can send you a message about how I insert the elastic in my pants...since you had some specific questions.


...as always, more later!

24 comments:

  1. You always look so classy and well put together. I enjoy your blog very much.

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  2. I think I'm going to incorporate more pants into my wardrobe this year. You look so elegant and stylish in this outfit. I haven't really worn a lot of pants in recent years, but this look is one I like. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Those pants fit so well! I'm always so impressed by how you get things to fit beautifully. It's a real challenge and your experience really shows.

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  4. Lovely look Carolyn! It is so great that you have so many wardrobe pieces you can mix and match. You look both comfortable and classy. You're right, it's not always that we need more pieces---just have to use the one's we have in new & different ways.:)

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  5. You look fantastic in this outfit.. so well fitting. Happy sewing.

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  6. Lovely ensemble and love the idea of reworking garnents.. I like to call it office wear revitalization.

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  7. A very flattering outfit, Carolyn! I love pants on you. :)

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  8. Nice outfit. One day I hope to have s larger stash or collection snd more tnts, so that I can make most of my clothes. Working on it, your such an inspirstion. Happy sewing when the mojo comes wandering back

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  9. Comfortable yet stylish. I love the cut of your trousers, the pattern on the cardigan and the classy black patent shoes

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  10. I am a pants lover! So rare to see you in pants! Love the look! You are an inspiration!

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  11. Thanks for sharing your 'real life' shots. Those pants are really flattering to you. And I just love a great white blouse for layering. Cheers!

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  12. You look terrific. I love how you look both comfortable and polished at the same time.

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  13. Your business casual outfit is very flattering. Perfect fit, lovely fabric, and fab sewing skills = great style! I tend to concentrate on jacket TNTs while you mainly do dress TNTs but it all works and your blog is educating so many sewists about this attitude. Thank you!

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  14. I've done this also, shaken up the pieces to wear in new ways. It's exhilerating and new. I do love that outfit on you.

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  15. This outfit looks great on you! A long(er) cardigan over pants and a top makes for a great silhouette--a nice, long line. It's nice, too, that although this may be more casual than your normal outfit, you look completely professional and put together! Don't you LOVE having so many choices in your closet? I think that really takes away the stress (of the I-have-nothing-to-wear syndrome)of getting ready in the morning. As always, you're inspiring me!

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  16. That's a beautiful ensemble. I love the cardigan. All your tops and cardis are so nice! I really need to concentrate on making separates that can be worn together instead of random bright prints that don't really go with anything.

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  17. I love your outfit! Separates are awesome, aren't they! I'm doing a bit of the same myself today - I'm wearing a white t-shirt and grey pants - both sewn by me, and a store bought cardigan. I wish I remembered to sew more separates though...

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  18. i love your outfit. You've inspired me to design a cardigan in PMB. Do you line your wool crepe slacks? Do you think quality wool crepe can have any poly in it?

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  19. You look wonderful. Your sewing and styling is beautiful. I follow you to learn.

    I found a good website for style: http://thefashioncode.com/ It inspired some of my choices. I'm built just like you.

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  20. I am loving your IRL series. Thanks!

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  21. I, too, am enjoying seeing pics of your style at work. This outfit is very nice. It is great to see you in pants!

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  22. I love your cardigan! I never thought to make a printed cardigan but after seeing yours and Robin's now I have to have one too! And I'm also enjoying your IRL pics.

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