Project MyWay #12–Top Sewn with Fabric from India

 

I knew the fabrics I brought back from India would easily find a way into my wardrobe. It was cool enough to wear jeans last week (yea!) and I wanted something fresh to wear with my favorite pair. I whipped up this Butterick 3385 top with the Salwar Kameez fabric I showed you in my post, Fabrics from India. (more…)

Less is More when Dressing Well

Few men are as well dressed as Barack Obama. He has a formula for his classic style:  one part perfectly fitted dark suit, one part crisp white shirt and one part conservative tie, usually in a solid red or blue.  The result:  he always looks confident and stylish. I’m sure he feels like he puts on a  uniform everyday; he has infinite choices, but he wisely sticks to “his” look. And he consistently looks more pulled together than other politicians. (more…)

Project MyWay #11–Green Linen Shorts

I wanted to make a pair of shorts to go with my DVF knock-off blouse and fatigue green linen was the way to go. I think the brown shorts paired with the blouse on the Bloomingdale’s site are cotton, but I wanted my shorts to be a little dressier. (See the original outfit in my post Project MyWay #9–DVF Knock-off blouse.) (more…)

Tailored Jackets for Fall

As I’m perusing the media (magazines, web, movies and t.v.) looking for fall fashions to sew, I’m uninspired. Usually fall has me drooling over beautiful clothes done up in sumptuous fabrics. Haven’t found many worth passing on at this time, but I will share what I do find.

Here’s an article from Fabulous Over 40 with their picks of the top jackets of the season. For the most part, I agree, though I’ll add more ideas as I find them. (I do love the Armani pictured above–perfect to dress up or down.)  (more…)