|~ ooo, I should've left my coat on ~|
|~ twirling around and stamping my feet ~|
I've worn the dress before. It's a shirt-weight corduroy with embellishments I made into Tina Givens Clara Kaftan pattern. With modifications, of course. The neckline and hem are bound with brown linen and the sleeves were extended with some sheer brown stuff I had on hand. I doubled it and then rolled it up like a cuff.
I found this old brown turtleneck sweater in the closet archives that worked perfectly. Also there were these brown wool leggings. I was surprised I could still get them on. Both were from yesteryear. Added the brown lace anklets and I was all set. Oh, and then I made brown stretch knit wrist warmers that morning to go with.
|~ the jewels ~|
To help relieve my all Brownie look, I added a selection of golden brooches, artfully arranged, no less.
|~ and my copper colored docs ~|
from ebay of course.
And that's a wrap from me, here in Chicago, the land of sub-zero weather. It was the last day of school and I have a month off. It was also the day someone (!) dropped my million dollar nearly brand new sewing machine from the desk onto the floor. Pause. while I quietly reflect on that. I am trying to distract myself rather than freaking out. for now. yeah.
So, hopefully, Patti and the Visibles will show up for the Not Dead Yet Style party cuz I am ready. And Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like. And whatever else is going on out there.