Sunday, September 20, 2015

Autumn Batik

 - is the name I found wrapped in my fabric.   And my dress pattern is called Mona Wrap.  hmmm.

~ I kid you not. ~
I'm standing in the Cosmetology room which is next door to mine at school.  They have a nicer color wall paint.

~ Dress pattern by Tina Givens, scarf made by Sara ~

~ and boots from ebay. ~

Another day, same dress and another pair of shoes boots shoes...




~ And this is not my house ~

But there was this pretty matching tie, tied on the railing as we were strolling by.  Surely as good a sign as any for a photo op.


~ omg, a closer-upper ~


~ & le footwear from ebay ~

I'll be joining all the Visibles at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style when it goes live Monday, so come and join the party.  And while I'm at it, let's do Not Dressed As a Lamb's I will wear what I like link up: Statement Shoes.  The other pair will go to Style Nudge's Shoe and Tell.  Come on over and check us all out!

Ed. note.  This just in:  I'm wearing rust!  So I can join Spy Girl's 52 Pick-me-up: Rust for this week's party.

40 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Pao! Bee-you-tee-ful autumn palette! And sweet serendipity, that tie is!

    Hey...I just received a Vogue pattern order...4 Marcy Tilton designs. Inspired by you and Damselfly both!

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    1. ooo Sue, which ones did you get? My cirque dress totally bombed. Two friends made it and theirs looked grand. grrr.

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    2. I love a challenge...hello Cirque dress 9112, 9035, 8982, and 8876. Wish me luck!

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    3. ahh, I have all of them, but have only made the 1st and last one you listed. I don't even want to talk about the cirque dress. But the last one turned out terrific! Can't wait to see all of yours.

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  2. Whoa - those boots and shoes/boots are awesome. Great dress too. xo

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    1. I don't know, I guess they're boots. I just 'hate' the word booties, or shooties, or...

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  3. What pretty colors in the dress. And you've got good taste in shoes.

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    1. Why thank you, Ally. It takes one to know one, ya know.

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  4. Haha, I love that someone tied a tie on the fence. Party inside? But it was indeed a sign. Your footwear is always a party. And those socks! This is a fantastic autumn palette indeed. Rich, jewel tones, and you are sporting some gorgeous bling too. I want a cosmetology room in my home.

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    1. I know, that's the first thing I thought of when I saw the tie (wink, wink, nudge, nudge). I'm wearing amber and pretty colored glass. Well let me tell you, my classroom has a massage chair, manicure table and some sort of reclining lounge.

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  5. someone lost his tie? how was that happen?
    the fabric called autumn batik is a dream!!!!! and you made a beautiful dress out of it! gorgeous!!
    xxxxxx

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    1. Either that or they're decorating the fence. At any rate, the colors went perfectly with my newly sewn dress!

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  6. I spent two frustrating hours yesterday trying to find an autumn floral print dress. Nada. Love your fabric and your dress--so beautiful and seasonal. It may be a first for me, but you've inspired me to go to a fabric store next. (I did find some boots tho so wasn't a complete failure.)

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    1. Well, I am pleased about that, Marea. Going to a fabric store is so much more fun than a clothes store. No comparison. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

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  7. Love the print mixed with the purple. So perfect for the weather we're having this week. I was a little frustrated this morning when I was dressing as it's too cool for lighter, summer things and too warm for anything too heavy. You nailed it with this dress :)

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    1. Hey Rhonda, I know, last week it was August in September and today I've got on knee sox and a floor length sweater! Of course it's cooler near the lake...

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  8. Oh, you just got me totally inspired for autumn and some fall ensembles. Lovely color palette and patterns. Absolutely loved the purple addition of the jacket.

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    1. When I re-discovered it in my fabric stash, I was like 'now is he time.'

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  9. Oh oh oh. I was not feeling Autumny at all until I saw your dress and now I am all in! Beauti-Fall. And what kind of sign is the universe sending you when there is a matching tie on a railing? Something very cosmic and fashionable no doubt. I love your shoes as much as I love French pastries...which is a lot!

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    1. Yes, you can wear these colors no matter where you live. And the thing about shoe love, they don't make you fat.

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  10. A Perfect look for autumn I think :)

    Greets from the EDELFABRIK
    Chrissie

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    1. Autumnal greetings to you Chrissie. Edelfabrik! Sounds interesting. I'll be right over.

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  11. What a fab dress and not one but two killer pairs of boots.
    Autumn is here today, yesterday it was winter and on Saturday it was summer. I'm hoping it'll be spring tomorrow so I can go car booting without the need for thermals and a coat. xxx

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    1. Good luck with your dial-a-weather, Vix. We have had winter yet, just back and forth with Fall and Summer so far. Luved seeing your VW garden!

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  12. A knock-out, these combinations. I'm so glad to see the richness of brown and warm fall colors so much more accessible in stores this year, to even those of us who don't sew much. Gorgeous print on you, and love those strappy-pointy ankle booties (booties, maybe, as opposed to shoes or boots?) as well as the second pair ... very cool. Grand smile, as well, Pao.

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    1. Batik, leaves and gold foil print. What can go wrong? So glad to see you back, too.

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  13. Girl you have the Statement Shoes nailed! I am trying not to be too jealous of the first boots...trying!

    JJ
    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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  14. I love this dress and the gorgeous autumn colours! And the socks-perfect!! Love those boots with so much love! xoxo

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    1. love, love, love, da, da, da, da, dum.

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  15. The first "Rust" contribution of the week! And so early in the day (for me) as well! Yay!
    I love everything going on in this post. The mirrors of the Cosmetology room! The pattern and colors of your dress! The shoe/boots/shoes! AND THE NECKTIE!!!!!!
    [deep breath]
    The silhouette that you have going on here? It's the one that works for me as well. Very Paul Poiret circa 1919.

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    1. Finally, something I'm wearing fits right into your color selection at the right time! ahh, the necktie was missing when I went by there this week...
      You mean my empire waist wrap-around dress has style from way back when? wow.

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  16. I think this might be one of my most favourite dresses of yours! The colours speak to me (Hellooooo) and the shape is very cool. And of course, you always have great footwear. I never have any luck finding shoes on Ebay that are my size and inexpensive.

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    1. The colors are yummy, aren't they? I've got at least 3 dresses I've made in the same style. But in different fabrics and prints, so they each have their own vibe.
      The ebay shoes have come about over the years. Sometimes it happening, other times there's nothing going on my size, style and/or price range.

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  17. I love it all!

    http://thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com/2015/09/the-five-dollar-thrift-challenge.html

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    1. awww, Tami.

      I just wanted to let you know that I haven't been able to comment on your site. It requires membership in stuff that I'm not part of and won't accept my comments otherwise. Most sites have a guest option as an alternative to mandatory enlistment.

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  18. The shoes - boots - shoes - whatever, they're both fantastic! Lovely dress, too, and such serendipitous locations.

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    1. Hey Val,
      Yeah, my location scout is great.

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  19. Love those pointy boots and the socks!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. and I luv your bridal party fist to cuffs story!

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