This week for the Sew Weekly challenge, my post went up nice and early! Sometimes I wait around til posting here after it goes up on Mena's blog. I finished it on Sunday night, and it was a UFO challenge (Unfinished Object in the seamstress world) but I the only UFO I had was a skirt from the same material from the last UFO challenge. More details on Mena's blog about the UFO background!
This whole outfit started with my new hand me down blue vintage jacket. It's wool, warm and kind of is a perfect fit for a petite lass, which is why my friend gave it to me last week. I have a lot of black based outfits, and usually prefer tee-ing up my colour coordination around black. Lately, I'm getting a bit more experimental though, as I've been loving purple and red together (instead of red and black) and even WHITE shirts to get a sharp look like this outfit!
I wore this to work yesterday, and it was really cute and comfy. I did feel a little formal, because I don't really wear suits or office attire, but I love the whole look. The white blouse I made for the black and white cup day outfit, and is so cute too!
My awesome exposed zipper! It was the first time I've sewn one on, and read through the Burda tutorial (it's one of the first tutorials that comes up if you search for exposed zipper tutorials!) but then adapted it for my fabric. It's IKEA fabric, and it's really thick upholstery stuff. I originally got it sometime in 2009, and made this awesome Dog Bed for my babe of a dog, but of course she chewed it all up and it was a bit sad. But at least I have this skirt now! Here's the pattern I used:
It's totally the easiest skirt and such a lovely shape! I made the waistband a little wider to fit more of the hearts in. Yippee! I've just gotten back from Go Go Dancing (I'm starting to get back into it again!) so I'm super dooper tired. I'll check in with you soon, if you have a blog, and if you don't, HI TO YOU! Hope you're well xoxo