I'm Sewing, Sewing and Sewing.

Hello reader,
This September has gone by quickly. It's been full of organizing, cleaning and sewing. I've mostly been hemming pants for my mom and brother, but I did make a fantastic navy blue skirt for myself out of my Simplicity pattern #3688. I desperately needed a blue skirt. I have light brown, black and light grey. I consider a navy blue skirt a staple in vintage fashion and any vintage gal needs one in their armoire! Don't you agree? Here is a navy blue polka dot blouse I bought recently at Forever21 (along with a sleeveless navy blue blouse with bow). It has a bit of a peplum effect, so naturally, a skirt would look best. But I realized I didn't have a skirt to match. So, I got out the pattern, started tweaking, adjusting, and this is the finished product. I think the skirt turned out pretty good. Here are the photos. (P.S. note the mums, a true sign of fall!)

Have you sewn anything lately?


  1. Gorgeous look! The skirt looks like a true wardrobe staple, both colour and length is perfect for so many different occasions and styles. I couldn't agree more on the wearability of a navy skirt, my A-line navy wool skirt is used almost daily during winter, and my half-circle cotton skirt has been my go-to since I made it this spring... =)

    I'm afraid I've only made impractical sewing lately, as I just put in the finishing touches on two summer outfits. Good timing, just as we're moving into fall... Ah, well, it'll be summer next year to! =)

  2. What a terrifically pretty outfit, honey. Creamy white + warm toffee brown + clear navy feels both smashingly fresh and endlessly classic. I wish I had tights like that, too, so that I could take a major styling cue from you (added to my "want to buy" list). Really lovely autumn look!

    ♥ Jessica

  3. Great job on sewing! I love navy paired with warm brown. I agree-September flew by! Where did the time go?

  4. Such a cute outfit! Great jobon the skirt, I love it!