So this is what I've been up to:
I got my Spanx
The pants work
-with the parka
-and the Spanx (not without)
And then there was the blouse...
After exhausting the possibility of ever finding a RTW top for this outfit, I dove into my BWOF's and my remnant pile...
First, I settled on BWOF 01-2008-125 blouse with pintucked sleeves. Then I found a nice piece of stretch off-white silk charmeuse... but not enough. Sent DH to F & S, they didn't have any. Found another piece, more light yellowish. Okay, time to be creative.
Out of the last piece I managed to squeeze the two pleated sleeves, one button band, and the upper collar (though it was cut on a grain I'm not sure what to call.) The first piece was about 1 3/8" long and 45" wide so not much room there either. Cutting this blouse took a few hours...
And this is what I ended up with.
Not bad if I may say so myself. A design I'd never would have thought of where it not for necessity.
The outfit is complete. And tomorrow I'm going to Laguna Beach for a little vacation. We used to live there- right on the ocean. It's so peaceful. I miss peaceful.