Monday, August 3, 2015

Being Adventurous

Sorry about the lack of posting lately. It's been raining and raining and raining and raining which makes it hard to get outfit photos! Anyways, all of this rain means more time for sewing and therefore, new outfits!

Tada! This is the first of my adventurer inspired looks which I made using some Downton Abbey Egyptian print fabric. I paired it with a lovely thrifted linen blouse which I'm really wishing I'd had all summer instead of getting it just recently.

I used McCall 7032 for the skirt. The pattern is a great basic pattern from the late 40s but it really could work for any number of decades depending on fabric, styling and hem length.

I added some topstitching details and used a cute brown button to finish off the skirt. I was a bit worried that I wouldn't end up liking wearing this much print but it's so cute!

And I got my hair chopped again. I was growing it out in the hopes of being able to do pin curls and updos but with the humidity, that's not going to happen for a while. So it's short for the rest of the summer. Plus I have been wanting to add a bit of 20s flair to my wardrobe too.

All the better to show off these earrings from Egypt. In high school when I was obsessed with ancient Egypt, I would go to this shop called the Nile Gallery in Cincinnati which is run by a lady who married an Egyptian guy and whenever they go to Egypt to visit family, they bring back things to sell in their shop (and also teach belly dancing lessons).

You may also have noticed that this outfit contains exactly one thing from my Project 333 wardrobe (shoes!) and the rest are cheats. Oy, I didn't even make it a month. I think part of the reason I quit so early is that I'd basically already been living out of the pieces in my Project 333 wardrobe for a few months and I was bored already.

 Ah, well. I will try again another time. Right now, I've decided that I'd rather enjoy my clothes than do something that was not fun. I still haven't unpacked my other clothes from the boxes so I'm really just adding in the pieces I've made/purchased/dug out of the boxes for my "fall" (now late summer) wardrobe.

Depending on how lazy I'm feeling, the other stuff my stay boxed up for a while... or until I think of something in the box that I want to wear and go digging again.

Now I just need a really fabulous cloche hat!


  1. So cute! Linen really is the way to go in humidity - congrats on your new blouse. And I love love love that fabric! Egyptmania was a cool fad in the 20s, and it really added a lot to the art deco movement I think. I was big into Egypt as a kid too -- I was that kid who'd tell everyone at parties about mummification. :-P

  2. What a delightful skirt Stephanie! I can't wait to see how you style it for autumn too! I can just picture how well it will combine with the autumnal color palette, as well as that of late summer as you have styled it here.

    the Middle Sister and Singer

  3. What a beautiful skirt! I love it. Wish I could sew :-)

  4. This skirt is great. Colours are really cross seasonal as well. Ah well with the capsule wardrobe. I know I could never do it because I like mixing things around too much, but i do like getting things more coordinated. Looking forward to seeing more of this adventuring theme.

  5. Ahhhh I love that skirt, it turned out super super lovely!! And I should look for some white linen next time I'm out, it's been grossly humid still.
    And I simply adore those earrings!

    Carla, TinyAngryCrafts

  6. That fabric is magnificent!!! Swoon! What a fun, eye-catchingly cool skirt. You did a terrific job with it!

    ♥ Jessica

  7. I agree with you on how super pricey Egyptian jewelry/accessories are. When I have time I'm going to go to my local museum store and see what types of Egyptian jewelry they are selling. Even though it might not be the real deal I know it will be fun to ware and cheaper to buy.

  8. Once again, the queen of sewing vintage separates shows us what it's all about! These colors are so pretty ~ I love the white and turquoise! ❤

    bonita of Lavender & Twill