Outdoor Fall Wedding Outfit Inspo

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Sarah Jessica Parker

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Outdoor Fall Wedding Outfit Inspo….try saying that 5 times fast! My lovely cousin Tara is getting married in October. It will be an outdoor, country event, and will be a little edgy, as Tara and her bae are two cool cats! I bought a faux leather (gasp!) dress from Winners, and will wear it with opaque tights, black boots (nicked from my daughter’s closet), and a jean jacket or possibly army jacket. Have yet to decide. Will post photos after the event!

P. S. How great is that SJP 90’s look? Loving her hair here. I’m having a touch of hair cutting regret, and wishing it were longer. Isn’t that always the way though when you cut your hair? It is for me anyway. It drives my husband batty!

Free Pattern: Voile Pajama’s

P.j's

Cuff
Bow

This past summer I bought some Anna Maria Horner voile that was on sale at Huggeligt. The fabric sat in my stash until a couple of weeks ago, because as gorgeous as the fabric is, I couldn’t think of what to do with it. I love colour, but the print is a little louder than I usually wear. I spotted a free pattern for pyjama’s¬†on the Advantages Magazine website. Voile pyjama’s? Oh yes! These loungers from Anthropologie served as the inspiration for the wide contrast cuff. I nixed the pyjama top, and opted to use a tank I have that just happened to be the perfect match.

Some pattern notes; I sewed the size 40 pant, but I found that I needed to add an extra 1/2 ease in the thigh area. I usually wear a size 8 bottoms. Luckily I had the foresight to sew up a muslin of the pants, using some cotton that I had put aside for such a purpose. I know that it is an extra step, but I highly recommend sewing up a muslin, especially if you are using special fabric. There is nothing worse than making something that doesn’t fit right! I added a 6″ cuff to the bottom and a bow to the waist using contrasting fabric.

There is a nice DIY for a pair of shirred voile p.j pant bottoms at Noodlehead. I may have to make these, as I am now a little addicted to sewing with voile!

Bunchy Pant Problem Solved

I love the look of skinny jeans or cords worn with tall boots. There is however, that pesky issue of the pants bunching up above the boots. I think I may have come up with a solution. Remember stirrup pants? I wasn’t about to sew permanent stirrups on my pants, in case I decided to wear them with a low boot or shoe. Instead I sewed buttons onto the inside seams, and attached a length of buttonhole elastic. Voila! Removable stirrups. Now I can sit, stand and move around without my pants bunching up.

Elastic

Rust Cords

Rust Cord: Joe Fresh
Striped Sweater: Tommy Hilfiger
Boots: L.L Bean
Messenger Bag: Cath Kidston
Scarf: thrifted

Thanks to Iolan the Wears for inspiring this post.

Birdie Pants

These pants have been in the works since my failed attempt at participating in The Kids Clothing Week Challenge this past fall. I really have to remind myself not to take on big projects right before moving! The corduroy is leftover from a skirt project of my daughters, and I have been squeezing every last bird out of the Echino fabric (also seen here).

The pockets proved to be a bit fussy. I took them off and repositioned them twice, before getting it right on the third try. Little A loved them and wanted to wear them immediately, hence the fuzzies on her pants that are drawn like a magnet to corduroy. Kids pants are so quick and easy to make. I really must make them more often!
Knee Patches

Bird
Pockets!