So technically, this isn't day 2... I'm just playing catchup for day 2. But you get a twofer since it's what I wore AND what I've been sewing. ;)
Jacket: Simplicity 2250
Skirt: I made it, no pattern used
Necklace: A shop in Savannah.. it's some kind of tiger stone... :)
So on a recent Joanns pattern binge (love the 99 cent sales) I found another fantastic one by Cynthia Rowley. I adore her patterns. She has such a good eye for simplicity in her details. But what caught my eye more than the main dress was the jacket pattern. So clean, so simple, what a great blank canvas. So, of course, I made it with awesome striped linen. :) :) And what better to pair it with but a striped shirt? ;) The skirt is something I'd made a while back but never wore because I did such a hack job on the hem. Today it was what went best with the outfit so I took the opportunity to fix the hem. And I'm glad I did :)
The jacket came together fairly easily. I made it harder by fell stitching the back of the bias tape, and catch stitching the cuff hem to avoid topstitching. I also added a layer of muslin in place of the fusible interfacing on the front piece after reading a few people's un-stellar results with it. I think it gives this fabric a nice weight with the added muslin. This fabric is super lightweight, and probably could have been lined, but I wanted to keep it a lightweight jacket. Also, the jacket calls for shoulder pads... which look ridiculous on me because I have such square shoulders already. So what I did was trace some shoulder pads and cut out some cotton batting instead. I used the real lightweight stuff, so it doesn't add any height, just some much needed support in the shoulder cap.
Oh! Also, I'd like to welcome my new followers! Hello! It's truly nice to have you here. There are a lot of blogs to choose from, and I'm honored you chose mine. :) Thanks for stopping by!