Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Shirtwaist

I wore my shirtwaist dress to work today. It was sunny when I got dressed. By afternoon it was cloudy and cold again...go figure. This dress was made from some fabric I got in an op shop bag a few weeks ago. When I saw it I knew it was destined to be this New Look pattern. Does that ever happen to you...you see some fabric and you know immediately what it is destined to be? The fabric is a stretch cotton poly blend and it is very comfortable. The sweater is one I picked up at the SEars outlet while scouting for Kellie. I have a fabulous navy plaid in the stash to make a pencil skit to go with it this winter. A little blouse with a bow and I shall be very Emma Pillsbury, don't you think? I got alot done this morning in the studio before work. Tomorrow I need to get some groceries because since my man been gone, Mother Hubbard's cupboard is pretty bare!
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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

The dress looks wonderful on you! I wish I could find nice fabrics in good lengths at my local opshop, or as we say here in Ohio "thrift store". All I find are bright-colored 70s polyester knits (not my style)or scraps. I did find a nice half-yard once though; made that into a bag.

gwensews said...

I think you look totally cute!

Miss Sews-it-all said...
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gMarie said...

I love it! And yes - pencil skirt and bow blouse. Oh and I need to know more about Greece. g

The Slapdash Sewist said...

What a lucky find, and the dress turned out so cute! I am loving all the shirtwaisters that are in fashion now. You are so on trend!

Irene said...

Lovely dress. Lovely outfit! I do like shirtwaist dresses. They're such a classic.