Sunday, September 11, 2011

Self-Stitched-September: Week Two

September 6, 2011

Blouse: Colette Sorbetto
Cardigan: Halogen
Jeans: Talbots
Shoes: Clarks
Opinion: Y'all, I could seriously wear a Sorbetto top every single day. Not only is it an easy pattern, but it fits well into my wardrobe - I love layering separates. Add that to my love of red accents and this outfit is a total winner. Though, confession, since I'm in the middle of a surgical rotation, I actually wore scrubs most of Tuesday. This did make cameos on the way to the hospital and out to dinner with my dear friend, Lola, however!

September 7, 2011

Dress: A frankenpattern of Simplicity 2444 (skirt) and an out-of-print Butterick pattern that I can find the number of, for the life of me.
Cardigan: Talbots
Shoes: Miz Mooz
Opinion: This is a dress I made last summer, pre-blog, at the very beginning of my sewing adventures. Not going to lie, it's not my favorite. Without a cardigan, the sleeves are a bit poofy, which gives it a slightly frumpy Laura Ashley vibe. Polka dots are always fun though! Adding a cardigan and heels makes this cute hospital attire. Under a lab coat, anyway.

September 8, 2011

Blouse: Anthropologie
Skirt: Simplicity 2343 (unblogged)
Shoes: Miz Mooz
Opinion: I love this outfit. LOVE. The pencil skirt is made of a vintage cotton jacquard, gifted from my mother, which is one of the few things I made this summer. Topped with a dark grey cardigan, this was a perfect outfit for rounds. Without the layers, it was a great dinner out with friends look. Also, I love these shoes, so any outfit in which they're included is wonderful.

September 9, 2011

Dress: Simplicity 2591
Belt: Ralph Lauren
Shoes: Clarks
Opinion: I still love this dress. SO much. If this weren't Self-Stitched-September, I probably would have worn it four times already. It's just so perfect for the awful Texas heat.

September 10, 2011

Blouse: Talbots
Skirt: Me-Made-and-Designed
Shoes: Miz Mooz
Opinion: Comfy, cute, perfect for a day of class! Not going to lie, this skirt makes me look a bit hippy, but I also love the fullness of it. Also, yeah, I totally wore those shoes two days this week. Did I mention how much I love them?

September 11, 2011

Blouse: Colette Sorbetto variation
Jeans: Talbots
Shoes: Antonio Melani
Opinion: Oh, look. Another Sorbetto top. For this one, I omitted the pleat and added a pussy bow neckline. This is probably my favorite iteration yet. While I may make another pleated version, I'm definitely going to whip up a few more bowed blouses. I love a cute feminine detail!


  1. Gorgeous outfits! That pussy bow Sorbetto is divine! - would love to see some info on how you altered it ;o)

  2. Cute outfits! Your dresses are so pretty! I wouldn't mind being able to wear dresses at hospital...

  3. Thanks, Roo! I'm on something of a Sorbetto kick, as you can probably tell. It's just such a lovely base pattern!

    Kuka, thanks! Oh, I will definitely do a tutorial on the pussy bow Sorbetto, if you'd like. It was so easy - almost more so than the original pattern, even.

    Alessa, you can't wear dresses to the hospital? I would probably keel over from depression, if we couldn't. There are a few rotations where pants make more sense, but our dress code is limited to: be both professional and comfortable. I am wearing scrubs most of the time though, admittedly.

  4. Fabulous outfits. I agree that the blue jacquard skirt and the Anthropologie blouse is a tremendous look. I think I might try something similar.

    Are you enjoying your surgery rotation? Are you a med student, too? Are American surgeons scary? They are horrible here. I avoid them as much as possible.

  5. I LOVE the 3rd top with the blue skirt... ADORABLE!

    Linsey @ Babes in Woods Vintage Online