Thank you all for such a positive response to Forget Me Knot! It is fun to see new names and check out new blogs of people who have never commented before. It will take me some time, but I am adding them to my blog reader and can see what interesting things you're making, too.
I am really pleased with the whole SWAP! Sometimes it is hard to see how it is all going to come together because it takes a long time to make all the garments and the focus is on one garment at a time. I know I've accomplished my goal of adding pieces to my wardrobe to make the transition from full-time teacher to stay at home mom. I want to look put together and not frumpy. Face it, when you dress frumpy, you feel frumpy!
Here are some photos from yesterday's photo shoot. Let's start with the composite and a list of all the garments and patterns. Yes, I know there is a white speck on the denim shorts. I didn't notice it until I uploaded the picture and already put all the clothes away! I might retake the photo, it depends on how much client work I have to do this weekend.
The garments are:
- Red linen shirt dress - Vintage Simplicity 2149 Combinations of Views 1 & 2.
- Paisley knit mock wrap dress - Butterick 4788 View A.
- White cotton knit sweater - BWOF 4/07, #107B
- Black knit t-shirt - Simplicity 4076 View D.
- White cotton tunic/blouse - Vintage Simplicity 1170.
- Red/white knit top - BWOF 1/08, #116.
- Denim shorts - Vintage Simplicity 1170.
- Black stretch wool trousers - Patrones 1/08 Model #41
- Jeans - Patrones 6/07 Model #13
- White cotton poplin circle skirt - Vintage Simplicity 1170.
- Red taffeta trench coat - Patrones. I'm not sure which issue or model. The pattern and fabric was sent to me by Tany.
The black, yellow and white print dress: I wore this dress to school yesterday. My students really liked it and one said she had the perfect purse to match it. The knit is comfortable wear and easy to launder. No ironing require, either!
The black trousers and white sweater: I love this outfit; it is very simple, yet can be worn for a variety of occasions and can be dressed up or down.
The denim shorts and white tunic: This outfit satisfies two of this year's SWAP rules. One, that a purchase from Timmel Fabrics must be featured, which is the white tunic fabric. Two, that a wardrobe pattern must be used; the tunic and shorts are from my wardrobe pattern.
The red shirt dress: Yes, I purposely styled it with all red accessories. What can I say? I love red.
Red Trench, Black T-shirt and Jeans: I love the trench. I've been wearing it to school everyday now that it is warmer and have received many compliments on it.
The white circle skirt and red knit top: I actually wore this outfit to school today, but with a different full white skirt. The white skirt is the last of the three required items made from the wardrobe pattern. This pose is just poking a bit of fun at the whole "Upgrade June Cleaver" theme.
Parting Shot: Silly, Again. My son was helping with the photography yesterday, and of course, wanted to get into the act. So, I took this photo of him playing around with my sunglasses: