I'm very proud of this particular outfit, because it was entirely made by me.
(OK, not the boots. I would be in trouble if I could also make shoes!) I started by making the Running Stitch Skirt.
Pattern: Running Stitch Skirt by Yumiko Sakurai from Interweave Knits Fall 2010
Yarn: Brooks Farm Mas Acero, 2 skeins
Needles: US 8
Modifications: I added an elastic waistband instead of a drawstring one. I grafted the skirt together instead of seaming it, and I did the top of the skirt in the round.
This skirt was a quick knit and I love the result. The contrast lines are flattering. The skirt fits closely, but not *too* closely. If I end up wearing this skirt a lot (and I think I will) I would even consider making a second one!
When I finished the skirt, I found that I didn't have any shirts that I really wanted to wear with it, so I decided to make one.
This is Vogue 8634. I love this pattern! The only modification I did was to seam the top front piece because I ran out of fabric. This pattern was so easy and fast-- I cut out the pieces in the morning and sewed it up in the evening. I've already got some fabric to make another one.
So yay, I have a new outfit made by me!
Maybe we'll see each other at Rhinebeck? If it's too cold to wear just this, I'll also be sporting a bright red jacket, which I will show you here on the blog very soon. Have a great weekend!