Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Mini wardrobe challenge: Outfit 1

Here are the last two pieces for my mini wardrobe challenge. Let's start with the skirt: Simplicity 4036. This has been my go to a-line skirt pattern. I've made about five skirts from this pattern. I used a stretchy textured twill I've had in my stash since last year. I really needed a basic khaki skirt in my wardrobe. This skirt will get a lot of wear.

Now let me rave about the top: Simplicity 4076. Why I haven't tried this pattern until now I cannot say. I don't think I really liked the twist look, until I happened to flip on the Food Network one day and there was Rachel Ray wearing the cutest green twist top. Yes, inspiration comes from the funniest places sometimes. I added two inches to the pattern and I'm glad I did. It's the perfect length on me. I used a rayon/lycra jersey from Fashion Fabrics Club this time around. It was easy to work with and is incredibly soft. Thank you, Christina, for the suggestion to use this material! The only drawback is that it's hand wash only, but I can live with that.

I'll show you the rest of the outfits throughout the week.

14 comments:

Kathy said...

Gorgeous!

Katie Jean said...

looks great as always, stephanie!

Adrienne said...

You look great!!!!!

yaiAnn said...

What a great outfit! Perfect for lots of occassions, work and play! I have that top pattern too.. one day I'll get around to it!

thornberry said...

Both the top and the skirt are fantastic! I've got that top pattern as well (as most of us seem to) and you've inspired me to give it another go.

Kelly said...

oh I love both! great job and very versitile! -kb

lucky knitter said...

Classic and beautiful outfit! It looks great on you.

colour by number said...

Stephanie- that is my favorite skirt pattern. Your circle applique skirt inspired me!

jorth said...

Woohoo - that looks great!

PS You won! xo Leisl

Philigry said...

i can't wait to see the other outfits. I love that outfit! Very chic!

Autumn said...

I love it!

Raesha D said...

Love it! You look so beautiful and elegant:)

Beth said...

The outfit looks great! Really professional and not homemade (in a good way).

Lori said...

All your outfits looks great in your mini-wardrobe. Great job.