Monday, February 16, 2009

Week in Feminine Dress -- Monday


I need to start remembering WIFD pictures earlier in the day! So here I am, very tired at the end of the day -- but hopefully feminine in attitude and dress!



Since we were having a friend over to tea today, I decided to wear my "Janet Arnold" skirt and a blouse I made fairly recently. We had a lovely time -- I enjoy long weekends when the whole family gets to spend a day together!

6 comments:

  1. I love your blouse, Shannon. The color and style is beautiful!

    Rejoicing in His goodness,
    Jane Ellen

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  2. I looked at the post where you showed more pictures for this skirt. I was wondering if you still have the pattern. I LOVE this skirt, and I would really like to make one! I was wondering(if you have the pattern) if you would be willing to send it to me, or maybe sell it? I could adjust it to my own size, rather than try to make a whole new pattern.
    Just wondering.

    I really like reading your blog! It gives me some incentive to keep sewing, even when I mess up:P
    God Bless!!
    Hannah

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  3. I love this skirt! It is beautiful!

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  4. Thank you for your kind words! :-)

    Hannah, I've actually been thinking about producing and marketing this pattern, in which case I will need pattern testers -- I'll let you know when I get it into a prototype stage (there are currently not even instructions! ;-). How does that sound? Even if I don't end up marketing the pattern, I'd be happy to send you a copy of the pattern!

    Yours in Christ,
    Shannon

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  5. Great outfit. The blouse is wonderful! What is the shirt pattern?!

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    1. Renie,

      The blouse is a conglomeration of patterns -- the main bodice is Simplicity 4499 It's out of print now, but it's been a favorite of mine for years. You can see a whole collection of blouses I've made from this pattern here: http://thoughtsandthimbles.blogspot.com/2009/08/building-pattern-wardrobe-part-3.html

      The sleeves are from a separate pattern (possibly McCalls 4922), but they're just basic 3/4 length sleeves gathered into a narrow band. The peter pan collar was self-drafted, I believe.

      Thanks for your kind words!

      Blessings,
      Shannon

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