- J.Crew Sweater (sold out): $98, on sale for 25% off plus teacher discount, $62 bought with a gift card $0
- J.Crew tights: $14, bought with a gift card $0
- Old Navy Seamed Ponte Pants: $20
- Old Navy mid-rise Rockstar Jeans: $21
I was lucky enough to get an extremely generous gift card from a friend as a thank you for doing her hair for her wedding and had such fun shopping in J.Crew! I adore this sweater and am having fun mixing it into my wardrobe, as seen here:
Total spent this month: $41
Clothing sold: $10
October total: $31. Remaining budget for November: $126.01
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Shirt: Self-Made, details below//Pants: Old Navy//Boots: Steve Madden//Jacket: Old Navy//Necklace: Montserrat de Lucca
Guys, I feel better in this outfit than pretty much anything else I’ve ever worn! I don’t know what it is particularly but it just feels like so much like me. These were from a few weeks ago, but I wore almost this same thing today (if you follow me on Instagram @shedabbles, you saw it!). Also, this might be my favorite Scout Tee so far. Check out the (pretty well) matched up pattern at the side seam! I am so in love with this pattern… So far, I have the chambray version, the Peter Pan collar version, the navy one, the sweatshirt one, and this gem. I also made a plaid flannel version for my lovely mother and am working on a dress version right now! I think I officially have a troop of Scouts.
Let’s talk jeans for a second. I decided this fall to splurge on a new pair of jeans. I’ve been making a lot of clothes (in case you haven’t noticed) so I figured I’d spend a bunch of my budget on a nice pair of jeans. I ordered two pairs from Madewell and one from J.Crew with high hopes. I liked them all, but didn’t love any of them, especially for the price. I finally ordered this pair from Old Navy recently. I love my red Rockstars, but not for everyday jeans. This midrise pair, though, is amazing. And it cost $20. Winner winner chicken dinner!
My lovely momma
Pattern: Scout Woven Tee by Grainline Studio
Fabric: Aztec Jaquard from Joann Fabric
Alterations/Changes: For mine, the body and sleeves were both lengthened by 2″, just like for the sweatshirt version. For my mom’s, I made the sleeves elbow length.
Shirt: Self-made, details below//Pants: Gap//Shoes: Toms
Keeping it simple and self-made. And mixing black and blue (right Fran?). Also, this bun is out of control. There’s no sock in there, people!
Pattern: Scout Tee by Grainline Studio (yes, again)
Alterations/Changes: Lengthened the sleeves by 2″. Used bias tape to hem the sleeves and body in addition to the bias facing at the neckline. It adds a fun little pop of stripes!
Dress: Self-made, details below//Sweater: Old Navy//Shoes: Saltwater Sandals
So. Many. Buttons. Luckily my snazzy new sewing machine has an awesome buttonhole foot. These were my first button holes, and there were a few mistakes, but overall it all worked out! After seeing so many fun versions of this dress, especially Holly’s versions here and here, I knew I wanted it to be my first structured dress attempt. I made 3 different muslins of the bodice before I was happy with the fit, but I love the way this fits!
Pattern: Darling Ranges by Megan Nielsen
Size: XS at the top, graded to S at the waist
Alterations/Changes: I made a sleeveless version and graded from an XS at the bust to a S at the waist. Instead of including the back ties, I wanted to make this dress with a fitted bodice, so I made some significant changes. I raised the neckline by 2″ following Megan’s tutorial. I lengthened the bust darts by 3/4″ each and added two 1/2″ darts in the back bodice following this tutorial. I also underlined the bodice and made a full lining for the skirt so I can wear it with tights and boots.
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Top: Self-made, details below//Jeans: J.Crew//Shoes: J.Crew Factory//Necklace: I want a pony.
I have the hardest time dressing for this weather…cold, sweater weather one day, hot muggy day the next. It’s giving me whiplash! Thus, the pastel pants with fall colored shoes. And, this next addition to my maniacal sewing wardrobe was a perfect intermediary. I’ve been looking for a sweatshirt tee for a while (evidence here) but I just couldn’t justify the price tags on the ones that I liked. So, another Scout Tee was in order! This pattern worked perfectly for the style I wanted. Easy and comfortable, but can also be dressed up because of the neckline and lack of a pocket. I debated the pocket for a long time, but ultimately I’m glad I left it off this one.
Pattern: Scout Tee by Grainline Studio
Fabric: French Terry Knit
Alterations/Changes: Just like on this version of my Scout Tee, I lengthened the sleeves by 2″ to make them short sleeves rather than cap sleeves. I also lengthened the body by 2″ to make this fit slightly longer and I’m thrilled with where it hits.
I whipped this shirt up last Friday night after getting home from work and I’ve worn it three times already. I’m becoming a bit of a Scout master, which is quite fun. In fact, I’ve made 2 others that haven’t been blogged yet and have 2 more in the works! Also, have you heard, Jen from Grainline is working on a blazer pattern…I seriously can’t wait!
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