Here’s another debut for ya! I wore this outfit the day before I found out about getting my current job, but what makes it special is that the CEO of my temp agency stopped by and snapped a photo of me in it. It’s nice to have standard employment, but I must say — I loved my temp agency! They were really great, and my assignments were great.
Anyway, this is the stripe-y top I previewed back in June— and oddly enough, it goes perfectly with the skirt, Lekala Poodle Skirt Pattern #5273. Isn’t it funny when garments you make individually work together so well? I think the length of the top does wonderful things for those of us who are short-torsoed, and the flare of the circle skirt extending from the lower point on the body visually minimizes the hips. It’s a dropped waist look for pear shaped ladies!
In case you couldn’t tell, I really enjoyed doing this photo shoot! I’m not quite as sophisticated as the sewing bloggers who do on-location shots; without a steady photographer and the chutzpah to pose in front of a tripod in public, on-location is outside my reach. But I do try to give good poses, even if my backdrop is the inside of my house — and for this shoot, the posing was fun and relaxed.
This outfit also has the distinction of being completely me-made. I wear my makes almost daily, but it’s less common that I’m in head-to-toe me-made clothes. Before I began sewing, my goal was to sew my entire wardrobe, and wear only those things I’d made. When I wear all my own makes, I feel I’m closer to that goal! One day. :)
Top: McCall’s M6078 (my TNT)
Earrings: So Good
Bracelet: thrifted, perhaps from Oona’s