Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Week in Feminine Dress -- Tuesday


A busy day today -- a custom apron for Etsy, those (pesky) uniforms, and sundry other things. And in the midst of it all, our power suddenly went out! Fortunately it came on again in about an hour, but it was quite a strange feeling not to have light, the computer, or my iron!

Today I'm wearing a gored-and-godeted (is that really a word?) khaki skirt , paired with a wedgwood blue polka-dotted blouse from Liz Claiborne. I love the pleated ruffle around the front inset, and the flat covered buttons. I added a leather belt for some waistline definition.



And since my wretched allergies won't allow me to own a cat, we just have to borrow the neighbors'. Rusty came visiting during the photo shoot, and I couldn't resist his sweet little face.



12 comments:

  1. I love your outfit! The 'practical-style' has always been such a favorite of mine... the collared shirt, the neutral-colored skirt, and the belt... rather 40's-reminiscent.

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  2. Hi Shannon! I have a question about this skirt...are the full length panels (in between the godets) straight all the way down, or flared? I'm wanting to make a skirt like this, but sine the pattern is oop, I'm hoping to "wing it" as they say. :) Any other tips or comments you have on the skirt would be great!

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  3. Thanks, Clare!

    Tilly, the full length panels are *basically* straight - there's a little bit of shaping at the waist, but that's about it! The godets start about 8-10 inches below the waistband, and they're just triangles (slightly curved on the bottom). Hope that helps! If you have any more questions, just ask! :-)

    Yours in Christ,
    Shannon

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  4. Oh Shannon, I don't know why I am unable to find the time to visit your blog more often! Everything is simply delightful! And I love your beautiful outfits.

    -Maria

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  5. How cute, Shannon!

    Thanks for sharing!

    ~Emily

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  6. I love your blouse, it's so pretty! And I have to say that it one of the most photogenic cats I've seen, I can't get mine to pose for a photo at all.

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  7. Oooh I love that blouse! Very pretty outfit!
    I'm popping out of the woodwork now-Hi Shannon! I'm Meghan and I've been reading your blog for a little while and love it! Especially your passion for books-and antique books. :)

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  8. Shannon, you have such a cheery smile in that photo!

    Oh, we have power-outs here too and, yes, it is difficult going to the iron and finding you can't use it!

    God bless!
    Hannah

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  9. Amanda, you didn't see how many "failed" photos I had before I got that shot ;-)

    Meghan, it's nice to "meet" you! Hurrah for a fellow bibliophile! :-)

    Yours in Christ,
    Shannon

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  10. Gorgeous! I love the whole look, especially the shirt!

    I also wish I had a cat. But not for allergies. More like for the busy Florida intersection I live on, in which you know, I'm afraid the poor dear would meet its demise. :o(
    But I CAN enjoy the photo of Rusty and daydream with you! ;o)

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  11. I love this idea! I have never heard of it before, and next time they do this, I am definitely going to participate.
    Your outfit is too cute, and I love your shoes!

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  12. Shannon, your shirt is lovely and well, the shoes are simply too cute.

    I haven't come across Mudd shoes in Australia. Ooh, they are so nice! Perhaps you could start a new business venture?? :)

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