Thursday, May 24, 2018

Me and Kimono Hanging Out at the Church

on MeMadeMay'18, Day 24

~ yep ~


Actually I'm next to the church, at the rectory.  The whole establishment is huge and a few doors down from my house.  (In fact, you can see some of the edifice in the background of my backyard pix.) 


~ all aglow ~

 It was such a lovely day in the neighborhood (again), a walk was warranted.


~ no, I'm not being arrested ~


I've worn this before, but with different stuff.    I luv this kimono and how it accidentally came about.  You can see and read about it here, if you'd like.  Meanwhile, it's from a failed Tina Givens Meri pattern.




The pantaloons were self-drafted out of organza and attached to old yoga shorts.

~ black jersey and organza pantaloon ~


~ made with french seams and tucks ~


~ and very sheer ~


They were definitely influenced by this style icon:

~ Debra Rapaport, as seen on Advanced Style blog ~




~ newly received sandals from ebay ~

They are so comfortable and I never, never where thongs.  But when I saw how they were made and the heel/sole, I just couldn't resist.  Plus they were going for $15 and no one else bid on them. (?!)  The brand is Akaishi which was unknown to me before.




8 comments:

  1. I adore this outfit!
    I remember when you made these bloomers. They have stuck with me. I aspire to make some one day. You are now passing the idea on again.
    PS I think that is Debra Rapaport not Lyn Yeager.

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    1. ooo, you're right, Jazzy Jack. Thanks, for saving the day!
      I made another pair in white organza too. Luv them both.

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  2. Aha. Bloomers. Now I get it. For those of us who are just not going to wear pantyhose but like a layer there. for all the practical things that panty hose do.. Fancy pants liners. Aha.

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    1. Oh, there much better than pantyhose. They're flowy, and pretty, and you can even wear them for exercising (or if your skirt blows up in the wind)!

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  3. The self drafted pantaloons are brilliant! I myself have thought about making those yoga shorts into skirts. Love the slippers. In Hawaii we practically live in slippers.

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    1. ooo Hawaii?! I actually wear the pantaloons quite a bit, especially with sheer-ish things. You know, 2 sheers make it alright.

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  4. You know I love a kimono sleeve - I would wear that over everything! I really like the sheer underlayers you make - the loose top and these bloomers. Can I hire you to make me a top??

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    1. Is there anything better than a kimono top? Okay, sheer layers. And bloomers. But other than those? Kimono sleeves are easier than regular sleeves because they don't have to fit. What do you have in mind? I bet you could do it yourself, Shelley. There's so many kimono patterns out there these days...

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