Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Making lemonade...

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.

Some more photos on my mac page


  1. I'd say you made champagne not lemonade! The whole outfit is totally fantastic!

  2. Amazing outfit! Love the trench most of all.

  3. Wonderful outfit, especially the details. You always add that little extra something.

    Tell DH I like his taste in shoes. The Versace sandals are divine.

    Have fun in Laguna Beach.
    Will you be back this weekend for a playdate?

  4. Wow, you have put together one smokin' hot ensemble here, Birgitte. You look like paparazzi should be trailing you. Nice work.

  5. Whoo baby! Saying "good job" would be a wee bit of an understatent!

  6. Awesome! Everything came out so well and the detail on the pants are divine.

  7. lovely rendition of THE blouse. I especially like it paired with the organza jacket. The jacket is on my long list of things to make but I just love the way it looks,especially yours!

    Great job

  8. OMG! That totally rocks! You totally rock!