Project Minima:

Sunday, August 26, 2018

I Was Inspired to Make This!

~ Yes, I do declare ~

I know, I know, it's hard to believe, but I've got the pictures to prove it.  I swear I never would've thought to wear my bloomers under my too-big-for-me-now jeans.  Never.

~ starting bottoms up ~

Worn with my pink Frye boots from ebay, my Mom's old kitchen curtains turned bloomers from long ago, those ancient blue jeans, and a long tank top made out of stretch mesh. 

~ this is it! ~

I only needed a light-weight, vintage looking fabric for the making of a shirt-dress/ duster to complete my sartorial splendor.  And I found this cotton voile with meandering embroidered flowers in white, pale blue to gray and faded black thread at Fabric Mart.    Perfect!  (It's no longer there).

I finally selected McCall's 7472 pattern and then changed it up quite a bit when I found I chose too small a size.  geez.  I had wanted something I could wear over things.

You know how it goes, in making changes, one thing leads to another, and another...

If you want to see more, plus the original inspiration photos, continue after the break.

Monday, August 13, 2018

It's Lounge Wear!

~ at full flight ~

Totally inspired from Catherine Daze's post and adapted from McCalls 7727 dress pattern.  I used some stretch poplin from my stash.

~ back view at rest ~

As Catherine states, the pattern runs very large, so I made it several sizes smaller than I usually would.

~ side view of high-low hemline ~

And I made it longer than their shortest option and shorter than the longest option.  (Yeah, I like it my way.)  I added side seam pockets (I mean really!).  Eliminated the sash belt (of course).  And kept the collar stand, but left off the collar proper.

~ bad photo (back lit) ~

But it does shows the front that has a hidden button placket.  That threw me for a loop, but after a few restorative naps, I finally figured it out.   I didn't do the gathered sleeve cuffs either because I knew I wouldn't be wearing them down and buttoned.

~ "What Is Real?" ~

Perfect for lounging around reading my true love's library book, What Is Real?

~ with my shoes from ebay ~

and now I'm off to Patti's Not Dead Yet Style, Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like (a different Catherine), and Cherie's Shoe and Tell when they all go live.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Resort Wear 2018

~ Yes, strike that pose ~

Just lounging about on my back porch as one does in the dog days of August.

But what am I wearing you ask?  My usual this and that.  The fabric is a border print challis.  The pants started off from Sandra Betzina Vogue 1355 which is a favorite of mine.   The top on the other hand, was a flop (my own fault) from Butterick 5955 because I made it a zillion times too big as well as situated the print poorly. 

~ Hey, what's that I spy? ~

But all that's changed now.  After hours/days/weeks of pinning, trying on, taking apart, naps and readjusting, I got to something I really liked.  Amazing.  I'm always amazed that can happen. 

~ ahhh, a little rabbit just hopped by ~

Why can't I ever remember that while I'm going through the process?!  

~ and then my shoes from ebay came in the mail ~


And yay, I'm showing up for Patti at Not Dead Yet Style, Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like and Cherie's Shoe & Tell when they all go live.