Friday, March 18, 2011

Week 3 | MMMar'11

Monday, March 14: It's a Wrap!

This faux wrap dress is just like wearing your bathrobe to work! It's seriously comfortable!
  • Dress: M5974
  • Necklace: NY&Co.

Tuesday, March 15: Fit to be Tied

Everybody needs a draped cardi! I really like the versatility of this piece. I wear it a lot in the summer.
  • Cross top: NL6470
  • Cardigan: M5241
  • Black knit pants: CAbi
  • Necklace: Made by Me!

Wednesday, March 16: More Red Camouflage

This sweet top fit right into my evil plan to cover my little tummy. I added 6 extra inches of fabric to include rusching. Top it with a faux fur chubbie and pair with leopard heels...I'm on the prowl!
  • Red rusched top: KS3756
  • Black chubbie: Marshall's
  • Necklace: Made by me!
  • Grey Pinstripe Pants: CAbi

Thursday, March 17: Party Cardi

In Italy this fall, I saw a Dolce and Gabanna sweater COVERED in sequins and immediately fell in love. Who doesn't adore something sparkly? I happened to have a boatload of sequins in my stash, just waiting for a project, so I popped the pre-made cardi on the dressform and started sewing sequins! It took about 15 hours of hand sewing (eek!) but the results are really stellar. I refashioned the striped shirt underneath from a Goodwill find. I'll be wearing it a LOT this summer!
  • Sweater: NY&Co. (refashioned to add shaping and 3/4 length sleeves)
  • Strapless top: Goodwill (refashion)
  • Skirt: Kohl's

Friday, March 18: Refashioned Swote (Sweater Coat)
The last of the sweater surgeries! This longer sweater was fun to make with many leftovers from other sweaters. Only the green cotton cashmere (body) and red double ply cashmere (sleeves) sweaters were made of whole sweaters at the beginning of the project. The swote attaches in front with three really large snaps and goes with everything! Every time I wear it out, people want to touch it. That's kind of funny.
  • Swote: Made by me without a pattern
  • Necklace: Made by me!
  • Tank: NY&Co.
  • Jeans: Land's End


  1. I'm still so impressed that you have made so many wearable clothes! The wrap dress looks great and if it is as comfortable as a bathrobe- so much the better! I love your red rusched top- so glam and flattering.

  2. You look fabulous! Thanks for including the patterns, so I can take a look see, esp the wrap dress and cardigan! :)

  3. Wearing a bathrobe into work, sigh, what a wonderful idea, but of course your dress is so glam it looks anything but! What a stunning print!
    And cashmere seems to attract touches of course. Your swote is amazing! I can see how it would go with lots of outfits!

  4. Thanks for your comment on my blog. Love your wrap dress version. What kind of material did you make it out of? And did you use a zipper in the back as suggested in the pattern? I'm still scared of all things stretchy...but 'just like wearing your bathrobe to work' sounds so lovely I think I need to make myself one of these dresses soon!