It has been a long time since I posted pictures of a finished garment. Time gets away from me when I am in the sewing room! And then there was that trip to New York . . .
Here is my idea of the perfect summer outfit. I love it so much, I wore it again my first week back in
Two vintage reproductions in one!
I am so used to carrying layers around with me in the Bay Area. So for my first few days in
New York, I brought a
cardigan with me everywhere I went. Clearly, it was not necessary. But in my heavily air-conditioned office, the cardi was definitely a
Oh, and look at my “new” shoes! Not only did Peter generously open his home to me during my
stay, he also gave me these vintage shoes!
Since they happen to match this outfit, I thought it only fitting to
wear them as soon as I got back home.
Miraculously, the arch of the shoe fits my foot, which actually feels odd. I am so used to my foot arching high above the actual shoe I am not sure what to do with all that extra support.
These shoes seem to be my lucky charm . . . because three different chihuahuas showed up for the photo shoot! And this is what happens to my face when I see a cute dog (don’t tell Tino!).
Isabella likes to play hard to get. Part of it certainly had to do with the grooming van parked outside her house containing her brother, Rufus. I don't think she was looking forward to her turn.
And soon after, Diego and Paloma came trotting by.
Good outfit day, good doggie day! Now I just need to catch up with all that paperwork covering my desk . . . but it would be so much more fun to play with my new fabric!!
Bustier: Made by me, Simplicity 1426
Skirt: Made by me, Butterick 4792
Ring: Grandfather’s school ring
Shoes: Gift from Peter
Cardigan: Old Navy