Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thursday Miscellaneous and other things...

First let's start with the thing everyone is wondering about...the winner of the Cynthia Guffey Skirts video is...



Mountain Woman I will send you an email with all of the information on how to claim your prize!  Congratulations!!!


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I finally wore some of my new fall wardrobe and I wanted to give a wearability update. I wore this combo earlier this week...




...and the jacket was a fail.  The dress was amazing ~ comfortable, easy to wear, professional.  However, the sleeves on the jacket have pilled quite badly from contact with the perforated faux leather.  This jacket won't see much wear because it's frail and that breaks my heart!

Next...



This one garnered ALOT of compliments and it wore well.  It's just lighter than I imagined.  Sewing in August/September when it's 80 degrees outside skews your perspective on how hot an actual fall/winter dress will be.  So I was actually surprised that in 40 degree weather the dress feels very lightweight. Otherwise it wore very well and was comfortable.

I still have quite a few dresses from the September sew to wear yet so as I wear them I will report back on their wearability factor...because taking pics in garments is NOT the same as putting in a 13+ workday in them!

...more later!



14 comments:

  1. Such a shame ref the frailty of the jacket. I can understand your disappointment there! So interesting to hear how garments fare after being worn. It can be the strangest things that make a garment enjoyable or annoying sometimes too! Rachel :-)

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  2. It's a shame about the jacket. It was a good idea. The dress looks great on you and I love the necklace.

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  3. Not cool about the jacket. The dresses look great. Funny about the temperature skewing perception of fabric weight/warmth.

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  4. That is a real shame about the jacket because that whole look on you is fabulous. Maybe you can recreate it in other fabric - it looks so great on.

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  5. Why not make the jacket into a vest, losing the sleeves. I think it would look professional and be versatile as well.

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  6. It also breaks my heart the jacket failed as it is absolutely gorgeous. So glad the other pieces wore so well.

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  7. That's a shame about the jacket - especially when you have put so much time and effort into the design and construction.

    Lovely dresses though :)

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  8. Crushed to hear about the jacket - that's not good. The dress however - looks stunning! g

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  9. So sad about the jacket. The dresses look fabulous.

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  10. Your whole outfit...dress and jacket looked so rockin fabulous on you!!!

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  11. I am so sorry to hear that the jacket was not as wearable as you had hoped. The outlet looks wonderful. Could you replace the lower sleeve with lined wool or leather?

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  12. Shame about the jacket Carolyn as it looks great. I'm loving your dress and glad to hear it wore well and stood the test. You are so right about the wearability factor. Standing still and taking a pic and having an outfit look great is one thing but wearing it all day and/or night is another. I too have sewn things that look great on but are definitely not comfortable to wear for hours or hold up well.

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  13. Shame about the jacket. It looks so good. Best to keep it for special occasions.

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