This outfit is pretty much the culmination of two Monthly Stitch challenges that I just couldn’t quite manage to finish in the allotted months. Finding hands-free sewing time has been a challenge since my baby was born, as I’m sure all of you who are moms can attest to! But I did finish this one on December 1, so I’m going to go ahead and post it as a slightly belated November challenge anyway.
All three of the clothing pieces here were me-made. The skirt, pictured here in a different outfit, is a Sewaholic Rae, which I tried (and failed) to finish in time for TMS’s second birthday challenge. I didn’t get it done until well into September, but thought it would be a good piece to use as my starter for this particular capsule. I do have a fondness for geeky fashion, and honestly didn’t have too many options to wear with this great exploding TARDIS print!
My second piece is barely visible in the feature picture, thanks to the boots. But it’s a black pair of Cake Patterns’ Espresso Leggings, which I’m pretty much only ever going to wear as tights. The knit is a bit sheer, and I’m firmly in the camp of not liking leggings as pants on me! Again, I’m showing this in a different outfit, because I initially made this as part of a Fall Essentials Sew-Along, and finished this last piece in the early days of November. I know, the boots make it hard to see here, too. But it’s hopefully a little better.
To tie these two things together into a new outfit, I used some mystery blue knit and some blue lace mesh, both of which were recently passed on to me from people getting rid of their fabric stashes, to make a Sewaholic Renfrew. I used the knit plain for the binding edges, and then layered the mesh over the front, back, and sleeves. The main reason this took me so long to finish was that I added some extra width to the front to give it a looser fit (I’m breastfeeding, so easy access is a must!), and forgot that I didn’t need to add to the neck binding! So there was much unpicking and gathering and restitching. I’m overall happy with the result, though. Especially since the fabric was all free!
I only had enough of the knit to make short sleeves, but I think that will make this top more versatile for other seasons. But since it’s basically winter in the States, this old me-made jacket is sure to be part of this outfit for awhile!
Between this and the Fall Essentials, I’ve really enjoyed making these little mini-capsules, and I’m looking forward to mixing and matching all three of these pieces with other things in my wardrobe! Thanks for reading!
Love the exploding TARDIS print!! Nice work on the top too, how good is free fabric right! What did you think of the Cake leggings pattern formula?
It mostly worked out well for me on the first try. The legs fit really well. I did end up going back and altering the rise, though. Part of it was my fault for overestimating the elastic and making them too loose, but they were also just as high over my stomach as my maternity leggings had been! Once I cut a few inches off the top, they were much more comfortable for me.
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Dogs love photobombing I am sure! Also A line skirt is my favourite, it’s loose enough not to be clingy but simple enough to look modern.
Our dogs do love to get in on the photo action, for sure!
Exploding Tardis skirt!!!! Oh, that is super fabulous!!! 😀
Nice work on a three-piece mini capsule! They go super well together. 🙂
Thank you! I really enjoyed this particular theme!
I do love the blue top with the lace! And I must have skimmed over the “exploding TARDIS” bit, because I didn’t click that that was the pattern on the skirt until the last photo. Geeky clothes are a lot of fun!
Thanks! I usually go for the more subtle references in my clothes, except for my T-shirt collection, but this fabric was too fun to pass up.
That is a lot of handiwork. I have to say, I love the Blues the best. I am partial to blues!
Me too– I was looking for some fabric to try out a couple of new patterns, and everything I was attracted to at first glance was blue!
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