1-2 Peasant shirt 3 Ruby shorts 4 Corduroy skirt 5 Flamingo dress 6 Flyaway cardigan 7 60s blouse 8, 13-14 70s blouse 9 Sailor skirt 10 60s Pencil skirt 11 Knit shrug 12 50s bolero 15 High-waist shorts 16 60s bloomers 17 40s drawers 18 50s poncho A Headband B Knit Hat C Brooch D Pillbox hat
In order to help me choose outfits I've made an SSS chart for myself! It gives a great overview as to what I've been making and is helping me fill in the gaps. For example...no pants! And who knew that almost everything I've sewn is either blue or pink?
Choosing my first outfit for SSS was pretty easy though, because I found something out about this skirt over the past week...
LL Bean is selling practically the same skirt! In several different styles, for $14.99 as part of their end of summer sale. Now, I was tempted to buy one, particularly the sailor-themed one, and then said, DUH. I can just make myself some more! Although I think I would go down a size or stitch up the pleat a bit for the more fitted look and also shorten it. You too can make some, you just need Simplicity 2656 which is a modern pattern.
So, in general I felt pretty awesome about wearing this skirt to work yesterday. Later, when I went out for my sister's birthday dinner I used my new, self-sewn purse! It is from Sew Pretty Homestyle by Tone Finanger.
For day 2, I went with my final summer essential because of the 90+ degree weather. Curse you, indian summer/Hurricane Earl! That knocks out a good portion of the patterns I wanted to make during SSS.
I don't love it since it doesn't fit properly. No "new narrow shoulder look" for me! The color is also questionable and it looks completely unflattering with anything but shorts. I put my hair up in little-swiss-girl buns to go with the trim, which I just added this morning and has warmed me to it a little.