style in the wild: updated peasant look, for fall

so i sewed last night.  i made a meringue.  in a beautiful, cheer-inducing yellow, with a few drafting modifications for fun.  clearly this style-posting-to-encourage-sewing thing has merit.

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well, that and my upcoming sit-n-sew session with susan and kenneth.  i have so many special pieces and special chores i’ve been saving for their input that the only way not to feel overwhelmed is to finish up some of the summer holdovers and get a move on.  then, i can go into the class unburdened and inspired.  and then, maybe, i can finally start properly on my mom-and-house-inspired mini-collection.

sweater:  cowl-sleeved and cowl-necked cashmere.  warm and comfy.
skirt:  simplicity 2571 in liberty of london “tuesday trees”
stockings:  wolford “honeycomb”
shoes:  brown, cap-toed ballet flats
vintage brooch and antique diamond necklace from mom

the reason i keep coming back to this version of simplicity 2571 (although, despite my love for the pattern, i’ve only made one other so far…) is because the pattern on the fabric is so bold and yet so completely versatile.  i can wear it all summer, and then pair it with a sweater come fall for a sleek, vaguely-sophisticated look with a sense of humor.

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2 Responses to style in the wild: updated peasant look, for fall

  1. Clio says:

    That really is a fantastic skirt on you! Glad to hear you are back at the sewing machine!

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