Saturday, October 25, 2008

Week in Feminine Dress -- Saturday


Today is a sad day -- the last day of Week in Feminine Dress (or WIFD, pronounced "Wifdee!"). But in all other respects, it was a delightful day! I helped my sister wit her ballgown for a Civil War ball in November, worked on an Etsy project, and made a sample of a craft project that we'll be doing for a workshop at our church. Busy, but delightful.

I wore my flannel tiered skirt for the first time this fall. I love how comfortable it is, and it was perfectly cozy for a crisp autumn day. The pattern is one I designed myself, and posted as a tutorial several months ago: Tiered Skirt Tutorial. I paired it with a cranberry cable knit sweater from Carribean Joe, and wore my brown Mudds when I ran some errands. I even wore my hair up today, just to change things up in that department!



WIFD has been so much fun this season! I love getting to pull out my sweaters and petticoats, and I love the energy and vitality of a brisk Fall day. Now for another (but unphotographed) week of feminine dress!

12 comments:

  1. Hi Shannon,
    I have your blog in my reader because I enjoy it so much! :) My name is Elisabeth, and I live in Texas. I was wondering where you got the cranberry-colored sweater. I love the style! I'd love to find something similar for myself. What kind of places do you like to do your blouse shopping? I'm in dire need of some slightly more "formal" tops. I love my jersey collarless shirts, but find that they tend to stretch over time and don't look as nice. I want some button front blouses that are a bit more fitted.

    I'm tall and skinny, so that doesn't help me in the clothing department! :)

    Sorry this is so long. I couldn't find your email address on the blog, hence the comment. :)

    In Christ,
    Elisabeth

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  2. Your outfit is so pretty, Shannon, and I love how you did your hair! What a beautiful picture you make!

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  3. Everything you wear is so delightful! I do have a denim tiered skirt in progress, but I haven't much time for sewing these days. And wardrobe planning does take a bit more planning in this rather chilly climate.

    I am rather curious to see these uniforms you keep mentioning...

    -Maria

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  4. Elisabeth, it's nice to "meet" you! :-) I don't currently have an e-mail address listed on my blog, but I'm thinking it might be a good idea! I got my sweater from a local department store -- on sale, of course! I think it's a "southern" brand; I purchased mine probably at Dillard's or Beall's. They often have lovely feminine clothing mixed in with their regular polos and printed knit shirts. As for blouses, I purchase almost all of them from second-hand stores, or make my own (I'm doing the latter more and more). I hope this helps! If you have any other questions, just ask!

    Clare, thank you for your kind words!

    Maria, I'll be posting pictures of those uniforms soon, don't worry ;-)

    Yours in Christ,
    Shannon

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  5. Another absolutely fabulous skirt as always! I'm loving reading about WIFD week!

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  6. Shannon,

    All your WIFD dress outfits are lovely! Thanks for sharing. My sister and I did a few posts last week, but we didn't make it for all 7 days. So, congratulations!

    Kara A.

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  7. Shannon, all of your outfits were so nice, and you did a great job on all of the things that you made too!

    Do they do the "Week in Feminine Dress" more than once a year?

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  8. Kaitlyn Michelle, the Sensibility Forum does a WIFD for every season; the next one will be winter!

    Yours in Christ,
    Shannon

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  9. Thanks Shannon, I will definitely participate!

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  10. Hi Shannon.
    Another beautiful skirt! Just love that fabric! Would you be
    so kind to tell me where you
    purchased it?
    Thank-you
    Irene

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  11. Irene, thank you! My fabric came from JoAnn's -- it's a lovely flannel print. I hope you can find the same fabric or something similar!

    Yours in Christ,
    Shannon

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  12. Thank you so much for putting the link to your tutorial! I cant wait to try making this skirt! I stumbled upon your blog and have been truly blessed!

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