Two new outfits for spring, which can be mixed and matched!
Author: Nicole Markelz
Flint wide-legged trousers
I was in need of some work-appropriate items. Enter the Flint trouser by Megan Nielsen.
Goldfinch and snap pea handknit sweaters
Somehow, back in December, I got hooked on knitting.
Sweater knit skater dresses
A skater dress felt like a good way to showcase these fabrics from Hamburger Liebe.
Knit slouchy beret
This hat was made from the pattern "Strawberry Slouch Hat" in Classic Elite Fresco.
Bowline sweater 2.0
I'm always on the lookout for a different pattern--something that is interesting and unusual, but still wearable.
Party skirt in silk gazar with drapey wool top
Back in Paris, I had the opportunity to visit a special Balenciaga exhibit at musée Bourdelle. The theme was black: the garments were primarily black, usually displayed in black boxes, and some were even behind black curtains that you had to lift to view the dresses. The pieces were stunning, naturally, but what was particularly intriguing… Continue reading Party skirt in silk gazar with drapey wool top
Two totally casual tops (Burda 6590)
As always, it was literally impossible to make only one of these tops. When a garment takes 1 hour, tops, to make and is this comfortable, I need many of them in my life. This time around, I was filling a void in my casual wardrobe where I needed a long-sleeved, comfy top under which… Continue reading Two totally casual tops (Burda 6590)
Work Uniform, Version 2
Catch-up time! In the past months in which I've been absent from these parts, I have been sewing (at least a little...) but no time to take photos! Today, I spent a hour or so documenting most of what I've made since mid-October, starting with a second version of my Fall work uniform. I got… Continue reading Work Uniform, Version 2
Work uniform, Fall 2017
So a couple of years ago, I loved the pencil skirt with fine-gauge sweater (with scarf and boots) for work. This year, I can feel a new uniform developing: the pencil skirt with high-waisted "sweater" (with cute flats and statement necklace or brooch). I had to make some fit adjustments to the original pattern, but this… Continue reading Work uniform, Fall 2017