I am not a talented seamstress, but I have tried my hand at a few things over the last year.
This summer, I made my first circle skirt. It's fairly simple construction and turned out pretty well.
Additionally, I tried my hand at a pair of pants based on a 1940s suit pattern. I very much appreciate pattern companies re-releasing vintage patterns as I am absolute rubbish at following old pattern instructions.
I've also done a bit of resale shopping lately. There are a couple of really nice shops in the area. Of course you have to be willing to dig, but I can usually find a few gems.
I found a few delightfully tacky tops from the seventies and a couple of blouses that have the most darling details.
Here are a couple of pictures of some of my most recent outings in my most favorite new pieces.
This is a new blouse, which I love for it's simplicity and the MOST lovely beaded bag I've ever seen. I found the bag at a great new shop in Corpus Christi called Threads. It is one of the funkiest little resale shops in the area.
This is a little outfit I put together to work as a hostess at the restaurant for an evening. I had a lot of fun with this, though I made the realization yet again that double knit polyester is a dreadful choice for south Texas summer. Oh well. I'll just have to wait for October.
I do have to say though, that while I have some outlandish tastes, there are some things that are just a little too much, even for me...
So, the last thing I have to do, is turn it over to you. I'd love this to be an interactive blog. So, please tell me, what are some of your favorite clothing pieces? Do you have something that you inherited and treasure or found in a random, unexpected place?