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30 Days of Outfits Challenge: Day 18

In DIY, My Clothing Designs, Outfits on November 20, 2010 by Naoko Takano

 Chiffon-Inset Top: handmade by me.  Knit armwarmers: Claire’s.  Silver Geometric Necklace: handmade by me.  Two-finger rings: Forever 21.  Ripped Beanpole Jeans: Insight. Sia Wedge Booties; Alloy.com

Day 18 in my 30 Days of Outfits Challenge: November 18.  Still at home while Lil Tot recuperates.

The top is an original design of mine – if I were to make more, the pattern definitely needs some tweaks, but I love that it’s businesslike but feminine at the same time.  It’s made of lightweight suiting with a chiffon inset at the waist.

The necklace I also made, following the tutorial here by ddlai from Fatlace, who was DIY’ing a necklace she saw at Eryn Birnie.  Made from a whole bunch of sterling silver beads from the bead store – super-fun and a very striking result.

Of course, it’s November, so I need some arm-warmers to brave the temperatures.;-)

I love these jeans – I just don’t wear them enough.  I won them in a giveaway from Ladylike x Fatlace last year.  The denim is incredibly high-quality and truly keeps its shape.

I hope everybody has some fantastic plans for the weekend!  Our shoot for the pilot for this new web series is on Saturday!!  (I’m doing set dressing and production design – and I made a Shakespearean hat!)

xoxox
Carly

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3 Responses to “30 Days of Outfits Challenge: Day 18”

  1. I am in love with that top! Do you sell the shirts/patterns?

    One of those with sleeves and matching trousers would look awesome for me to wear to work….

  2. Love the top and necklace!

  3. @lawyerdollHi there! Thanks for your kind comment!
    No, I'm not selling it at this time; I wasn't sure there was enough demand to offset the immense amount of time and costs for the patternmaking, grading, sampling, and tweaking that this design still needs.:-( I don't have Lectra systems or anything so I can't grade the pattern for any other sizes than my own, which is where the difficulties come in. Even if I were to try to reproduce and then sell the pattern, it would take so much time & money to make it and then to test it, grade it, write all the instructions, illustrate it, and package it up that doing it on my own from Square 1 wouldn't be
    a very smart venture. If I knew of a company/very connected person that could help me do it, then I possibly could, but since I'm just an individual, I really can't do it just yet.
    I hope you understand, and I'm sorry.
    You could possibly alter a similar top that you find somewhere like in the Butterick catalog, or take it to a seamstress…
    Sorry I can't help you out more!
    xoxo
    Carly

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