Friday, April 26, 2013

21 KCW: Nerd

Happy Friday!
We've made it through the week and I'm just giddy to show you my last outfit for KCW.
This outfit makes me smile.
The shirt is from Old Navy and the glasses are old 3D glasses that we kept from watching Avatar in theatres years back (I know, I should've returned them... bad mama!). I just popped out the lenses and voila! Instant nerd.
The skirt is from Sweet Girls Clothes, pattern O. The fabric is a lightweight stretch denim in dark grey I found in the LA Fabric District.
I was perplexed at first at how the pattern pieces were to be laid out on the fabric. The grain line on a few pieces are slightly angled. It wasn't until I started sewing that I had my "Aha" moment. It was really easy and it took well under an hour to finish.
Now an outfit just isn't complete until you accessorize! If I did just the shirt and skirt, it would be just a shirt and skirt, but when you add suspenders, a tie and glasses... 
*BADA-BING!*
It's speakin' a whole new language!
Now I would've much preferred using elastic for the suspenders, but I didn't have any nice elastic and I wanted to match the tie. Luckily, the fabric had just enough stretch to make it work. Speaking of tie... it's a necklace! So girly-I love it!
I must give props to Heidi from Elegance and Elephants for inspiring me to make suspenders. It was this POST that made me do it. Thanks Heidi!
And there you have it! My last outfit for the sew along. I had a few other projects lined up, but didn't quite make it in the time frame I had hoped.
C'est la vie!
But don't fret my pretties, you'll soon see them in due time. For now, I'm off to get ready for a date with Mr., tonight. We're going to a dinner murder mystery! I'll fill you in later.
Before I go, I'd like to thank the wonderful and talented Meg and Dorie for hosting such a fun sew along. You ladies are beyond amazing!!!
Now...
I must go and channel my inner thespian.
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21 comments:

  1. so, SO cute! Love that skirt immensely. And your accessorizing is adorable:)

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    1. Every girl needs a little accessorizing in her life, right? Now my oldest girl wants bow ties and suspenders...

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  2. Oh, you're awesome! This is such a sweet outfit and thanks for the shout out!!

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    1. Your so very welcome! I got your bubble shorts on my radar!

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  3. I discovered your blog through KCW. I love your creations. They are awesome. I am your newest fan through bloglovin.

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    1. Thank you Olga!!! I'll be seeing you around! ;)

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  4. She is so adorable! Of course it goes without saying that the skirt is amazing :)

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  5. Love your style!
    I have that book...must check out that pattern.

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    1. I can only imagine what loveliness you'd create with this pattern for your three girls.

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  6. crazy awesome!! love all of the stuff you've been sewing up this week!!

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    1. Thanks Jane! Your Mythbuster T, fancy pants and prefontaine shorts are killing me. SO cute!!!

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  7. where do these ideas come from in your head? amazing! i love that fabric on the suspenders and bow tie. grain is yet another thing i consider optional...is this a problem? have fun on your hot date ;)

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    1. Yah... the grain is kinda important. Sometimes the outfit will look okay, but come time to wash it and after several wears, you'll notice a big difference. Oh my gosh the theatre dinner was fun!!! I'll tell ya more later... ;)

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  8. I think the outfit and your cute girl make your readers smile :). This project is fun and entertaining :).
    My book just arrived a week ago, I'll make the skirt for summer. Have you made the dress shown on cover? (that's the reason I bought this book :))

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    1. Hi Yeka! I LOVE this book! I've had the book for a while, I just been waiting for Lala to be big enough for me to start sewing from it. You'll love the skirt. I just want to make everything from this book!

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  9. Love it! The accessories are just too good - awesomeness, Venus!

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    1. I can see K in this outfit, doing her crazy cute poses. Talk about awesomeness... your outfits for K this week was nothing short of ah-mazing!

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  10. Everything is just beautiful here. Your daughter, pictures, clothes. I'll be back!

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