Butterick 6142 Pants & Wool Sweatery Vest ~
The slim fitting pants are Butterick 6142 (more about them in a future post) and a vest cut-out that I bought from Fabric Mart back in the fall. I've worn this out with friends and to work on Friday when the dress code is a little more relaxed.
Vogue 8840 sweater jacket plus straight skirt ~
I added a quick elastic waist straight skirt to the Vogue 8840 ponte jacket to make it an outfit instead of just a single piece. Let me state upfront that I hate my shoe choice in this picture. I wore my gray suede shoes with it when I wore it to work.
Vogue 8666 - An Altered Dress ~
I made this dress four years ago when I was working on the Birthday Gala Dress. I was auditioning dress styles...made this one but didn't like the way it fit me. However, I hung it in the back of the closet and there it stayed until I needed a dress for a holiday party last December. It was a little loose but it took only 10 minutes to alter the fit and this is how I wore it to the party.
I want to make this again in a ponte for spring!
Pebbled Pleather Skirt ~
I had a dinner out with friends & family during Christmas. I wanted a funky casual look instead of my normal jeans & sweater/cardigan or skirt & twinset look. I'd ordered a yard and a half of a pebbled pleather from Fabric Mart before Thanksgiving to use for accents on garments. But when it showed up it said that it really wanted to be a quick, elastic waist straight skirt. So I made this skirt to go with the vest pictured above.
So that's the round up of pieces made during my blogging hiatus. I didn't sew a lot while I was away. My mojo disappeared and I really just took a break from everything.
Next up the pink wool crepe Vogue 8995 dress.