We still have workers in our loft, and I've been too embarrassed to take photos of myself while they're here - lol. It was stormy and overcast yesterday, so taking photos outside wasn't an option, but maybe today when Mr. Not-in-Pajamas and I go to lunch I'll take the camera along and show you what I'm wearing. For now though, I'd like to share with you a project I've been working on. It's a tea towel made from deconstructed t-shirts that I bought at a thrift store - it's a green project! I got the instructions for this project from the wonderful book by Natalie Chanin, Alabama Stitch Book. Check out her wonderful site here - there's even a kit to make tea towels similar to the ones I made.
Here's the finished piece:
And here is the next towel I'm creating - same stencil, just different colors. After this I think I may try creating a shawl or a skirt.
So, I'm having a bit of a wardrobe malfunction in some of my pictures today- sorry for the gratuitous bra strap. Today's layered color scheme was inspired by a beautiful Easter orchid I picked up at Home Depot (where one often finds themselves, it seems, after moving).
Oh! I'm working on several sewing projects which I am looking forward to sharing with you very soon.
Shirt and tank (thrifted), The Gap. Pants, Limited. Shoes, Ebay. Earrings, Gifted.
I purchased most of the pieces of this outfit straight out of a catalog. I don't wear it very often, but a sunny spring day in the low 70's seemed just the perfect reason to drag it out of the closet. It's a little dressy for my planned outings today - thrift store, fabric store, art store, lunch - but oh well. At least it's pretty and comfortable.
Vest, linen pants and necklace, Boston Proper. Tank and shoes, JCPenney.
Gorgeous weather makes me think of spring-y colors: light greens, creams, yellows, pale pinks and lavenders. Today I feel like I'm channeling just a teeny bit of tennis instructor... Wanna go work on your serve?
Sweater/Shirt (thrifted) Faded Glory. Skirt, The Limited. Shoes, Payless.
Some pictures in front of the windows at the new place. I love the morning sunlight here. I can grow things again. I've missed that. (And after two/three weeks of nothing but jeans and sweatshirts for moving and cleaning, I've missed dressing up a bit too).
Outfit Details: Shirt (Thrifted), the Limited. Tank, JCPenney. Pants, the Limited. Shoes, Charlotte Russe. Necklace, Street Vendor in San Diego.
Horizontal stripes always remind me of old-time sailors (and they're great for giving tall girls like me the illusion of curves!) I wish I had an anchor necklace, but I figured my octopus necklace kept the sea theme.
Sweater (Thrifted), American Eagle. Tank, Old Navy. Jeans (Marshalls), Seven. Shoes, Newport News. Necklace, ModCloth.
We're all moved into our new place: a gorgeous loft in the Crossroads Art District of Kansas City. While no move is painless, ours has gone relatively well, all things considered, and I look forward to sharing my outfits again real soon. Also, I am so excited because in the new place I have enough room to set up my sewing machine. I love sewing / modifying clothing, and am happy to soon add that to the things I can share with you.