I've been working from home the last few days, trying to get some of my last data crunching done for my thesis. I admit, I haven't been trying too hard with my outfits as a result of holing up in my basement suite. However, I've still been wearing only self-stitched clothes. I did, however, discover some things missing from my wardrobe, but I'll get to that later.
Data analysis on the comp. Poor Maggie Kenmore got shuffled off of her sewing table in favour of my thesis. Maybe I'll give her a good cleaning and oiling as an apology.
The blouse was made last June for the wardrobe contest, before I completely revamped the colour theme. I love the look and fit of this top, but I learned my lesson about using 100% polyester! Still, it was fine enough for working at home. It was made using Simplicity 6870, and I heartedly recommend this pattern. It's very comfortable and flattering.
Here's a front view of the outfit, just before I ran out to the store. The pants are my wardrobe collection pants, which I still need to post about, but that you can read some of the problems I had with them here.
What I've discovered is that I'm lacking warm toppers that aren't jackets. It's cold in my apartment since my landlords like the crank the A/C (I live in a basement suite in a house). However, I have this piece of wool blend knit that I used as a wrap, and I like how it looks. I may have to figure out how to sew it up as a poncho-type topper like this. :)
Okay, I admit, I was really lazy on this day and didn't leave my apartment at all. I also didn't feel very well and just wanted to be able to curl up on the couch while working, so I pretty much spent my whole day in lounge wear. Okay okay, in pj's. I made the pj pants ages ago out of flannel using some horrible pattern that I threw out afterward. The legs were super wide and long, so I took in the sides a few inches and hacked off nearly 6 inches off the bottom. Next time, I'll just trace one of my own pj bottoms instead of using a pattern. The top was one of my first clothing sewing projects, where I just reconstructed a t-shirt to make it a more comfortable sleep top.
So okay, I was lazy, but I was lazy in self-stitched clothes, so I think it still counts!
Today was another day working in my cold apartment, so I wore my pants again. I think need to buy some warm tights for working at home in skirts. The top I wore was the very first top I made for the wardrobe contest, and was actually the launching point for the brown colour themes since I fell in love with this fabric. The scarf, while not me-made, was purchased at the thrift store. I'm pretty sure I didn't commit to only self-stitched accessories, so I'm grateful to use it for added warmth.