Saturday, March 21, 2015

Do You Pinterest?

When Pinterest first came out I really didn't get the point of it. Then  I started working on a joint project with a much more tech savvy woman, and she suggested we post images to share on Pinterest.  The project didn't work out but I was addicted.  I love the high end fashion sites and while I've snipped and saved to my computer, it's easier to just pin it to a board or more than one board if I want.  It's also easier to see the all of the images together. I get to see what other people find and think interesting too. It's better than fashion magazines which have their own point of view that  isn't usually mine.  

Generally I post clothing that I think will work for my body, sometimes I just like the look and want to remember details.  It's helps me  stay focused on the look I want for my wardrobe without those impulse buys that are still in my stash years later.  I can search out the minimalist clothing that appeals to me. Here are some things that I've pinned recently.  I love this outfit from The Row, the bottom picture is Michael Kors.  I like the jacket better than the pants, but I find the matching denim takes me back a bit.


I really like these cotton lycra pintstripe pants which are on my sewing list since I found almost identical fabric on sale at Marcy Tilton.  They are shown with a top that I will also make but don't know if I'll wear them together.  It's hard to see, but there's a welt pocket on the upper chest. Nice detail on a very simple top. 

I think  the one above is from Eileen Fisher.  You'll notice the black and white theme going on here.   I am still looking for a dress silhouette that I like. It's fun.

Contrary to what's appeared here on my blog I have been doing some sewing. I made a quite a few pieces for a trip in December and didn't bother to photograph them since all of the pieces are tnt and have appeared here many times.  My favorite piece is another Silhouette Giorgio top in a wonderful black merino wool, this one long sleeved.  How many times can I make this top?  Several pairs of pants and a couple of sweater knits, all tnt patterns.
I did make my dd a fabulous skirt in a printed faux leather with a knit top for her birthday today.  I actually managed to get it to her on time. Pictures to come when she has a 'photo shoot'.  It even fits her perfectly.   Burda fits her with almost no changes a 36 at the waist grading out to a 38 at the lower hip and taking in the waist a little.  That and she needs it shortened by about 3".  I wouldn't make pants without a good basic sloper which I may make for her when she comes in May.  She wears dresses to work though most of the year because it's too hot in Austin in the summer for pants, so a good sheath dress sloper would be good.  

Remember the raincoat?  I am about to return to that.  It's all cut out and I've made samples for topstitching.  I also changed the coat I'm knocking off. It's still Celine, but I didn't have anything comparable to the belt so I chose a different coat. 



I had  blue cotton just the color of the buttoned band and pockets.  I made some changes to the coat for practicalities sake, since mine is a raincoat. I'll add some snaps to the front and not leave the seams open..  I think that I'll lower the pockets to make them easier to use. There's another pocket out of site to the back side of the coat.  I'll move that one or leave it off I think.  I originally intended not to line this, since my fabric is bonded with a stripe on the other side. But it didn't really go with the blue accents so I cut a lining.  I have to think about the strange sleeve band placement.  What do you think?  
I'll post progress pictures as I go.  

12 comments:

  1. This Celine coat is gorgeous, Nancy. I know it will be wonderful with your lovely white hair. Maybe it's me, but matching denim separates just always look odd for some reason. Love denim tops and bottoms but not together.

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  2. I know, it does look odd. It's one of those fashions that shouldn't come back. But I do like it in some dressier versions; just think of it as a matching suit. Then again I've never been a matching suit kind of woman.

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  3. That Celine coat is great! I LOOOOVE Pinterest and use it pretty much daily.

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  4. me too I'm a pinterest addict

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  5. Another Pinterest fan here too.

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  6. I cannot Believe I'm saying this, but show me how to use it when I visit. 😁

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  7. Pinterest keeps me on track so I don't sew or buy clothing which is not "me". I love saving images for all the various projects in my life.

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  8. I'm not new to the jean on jean way of dressing. I have had a jean skirt and bustier ensemble I bought from JCPenny many years ago, before Pinterest took root. I would say that the chambray shirt and jeans are new to me, but welcome. I like all the garments you have highlighted here. Pinterest is very helpful in corralling all the fashion trends and designs into one place.

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  9. I love being able to use Pinterest as my virtual bulletin boards. Instead of ripping ads out of Vogue for sewing inspiration, and saving them in some never-again-found spot, I can pin them. Hooray! And in my Enchanted by Sewing podcast, I can just tell the listeners to look for the pins for hats or bustiers or dresses in a particular board. I have to make myself wait until I've done what I'm supposed to for the day first though. I hardly drink and I never smoked, but I think I know a little bit about addiction when it comes to pinning.

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  10. I've never used Pinterest - I'll ask my daughters how! I love some of these designs.

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