Full disclosure: I have the hardest time figuring out what to wear at this time of year. It looks like spring, but it can still get cold enough for my winter jacket. My answer, well, let’s be honest, it’s my answer for most things, is layers. Layers. And more layers.
Also, I’m on vacation right now and I’ve dubbed it my sew-cation, so back to the sewing room I go! It got a little makeover at the beginning of the week and is now in full on work mode, but here’s a little peek!
Shirt: Self-made (details below)//Pants: Gap (hand-me-downs)//Bracelet: Mom’s hand-me-down//Shoes: Gap
Guys, I’m really happy with my latest make! It’s my first successful plaid matching (thanks to tutorials from Jen and Lauren). And, I’ve already worn it twice in the week since I finished it. The Heidi braids help mitigate the grandpa nature of the shirt, but hey, grandpa chic is kinda my thing!
Pattern: Archer Button Up by Grainline Studios
Fabric: Rural Jardin Woven from Grey’s Fabric
Alterations/Changes: I lengthened the body by 1.5″ like last time. Also, I made short, cuffed sleeves. I cut the sleeve off with a 4″ underarm seam and did a double 1″ cuff, ending up with a total underarm seam length of 2″.
I’m getting pretty quick at this pattern now….I cut the fabric on Sunday and made most of the shirt. Monday was collar attachment day, using this tutorial again, and on Tuesday, it was just hems, buttons, and button holes!
Seriously, check out that plaid matching!
Sweater: Le Tote//Jeans: Gap//Shoes: TOMS//Necklace: Montserrat de Lucca
Today was such a beautiful sunny day. It finally really feels like spring. It changes my mood so much. I was sitting on the train this morning basking in the sunshine. Okay it’s still a little chilly though, so this sweater from Le Tote was the perfect addition. I tried to make it a little more springy with light denim and burlap wedges. Now, if it would just stay this warm, I’d be happy!
Okay, I know it’s technically spring, but these 20 degree days certainly don’t feel like it. At least the sun is starting to feel warm. But the wind…oh man the wind! I just finished making this hat on St. Patrick’s Day and I’m so glad I did. I debated about making another hat just before spring started, but I pretty much have not taken it off since I finished it. You can wear it slouchy or folded over and I love it equally both ways. I also love the pom-pom. I want to make this hat in all of the colors now. I’m going to share all the details with you, but first….
Seriously. So windy. This photo cracked me up so I had to share it. I love what’s happening with my bangs.
Pattern: A Most Bespeckled Hat by Dull Roar
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted Merino in Olive and Natural
Alterations/Changes: I knit the brim on size 5 needles instead of size 7 so that it wouldn’t be too big. It worked perfectly!
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