Friday, August 31, 2012

An Outfit for Me


Anyone who knows me well will know that I really don't like making clothes but sometimes a girl has to do what a girl has to do.
I had a wedding to go to and needed an outfit. Quickly scrambling through my limited wardrobe I came up with a trouser suit I had made some time ago.

I didn't take a photo of the trousers but they were just black ones to match the jacket. I made the silk flower also and bought a button to sew into the center.

This is the front fastening on the jacket and the little top I wore under it. I didn't make the top.

Now I needed to make something to wear over this outfit. Not wanting to buy more fabric I searched through my stash and found a piece of fabric that I have had for the past 18 years. Yes, you read it right, 18 years. I just new it would be useful one day. Actually hubby bought it for himself back then to make a suit but he's not a suit person so I used it. LOLLLLL Don't think he'll notice after all this time.

I bought 8 meters of a sequin trim and came up with this.

It took me days to sew the trim on by hand, all 8 meters of it. When I wore it I flipped one of the front panels over my shoulder so it looked pretty. The pattern was from a Burda magazine. 

And to complete the outfit I used this clutch bag which I made as a test bag for Christine, you can see her Eve Clutch's here

Now maybe it's time to take some classes to learn to make shoes. LOLLL

~ Maria ~


  1. Hi Maria,
    That's a GOOD WORK! Yes I think you only need take some lessons to make shoes :)!I love the clutch and the precious trim so much.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs from Portugal
    Ana Love Craft

  2. As always you've done a wonderful job - I just love your couture embellishments. Y should post a picture of you wearing the outfit!

  3. I like everything you've done, all the details you've added, but what I liked most is the silk flower, I love it. As always your work is beautiful and well made! Marisa.

  4. Beautiful Maria! I love how everything just goes so well together.

  5. Outstanding job as usual! One wonders why you don't like making are so good at it!!!!


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