1/22/2013

Vintage inspired office girl: pinafore and blouse

A little librarian chic??? Yes please!!!
 
 
This is an outfit that was created unintentionally. I made both pieces independently to then realise they are working together very well, despite their clashing prints/patterns.
The blouse is another pussy bow blouse, same style as this one here but with short puffy sleeves instead of the straight long ones. I used a floral print poly cotton. I love the print and colours, so vibrant.
 
 
 
 
The pinafore skirt is made from a simple pencil skirt pattern. I drafted a scalloped high waistband to go with it and added optional straps so it can be worn either as just a high waisted pencil skirt or a pinafore. I used a very nice and soft checked suiting. I'm thinking of making a dress from the same material if it stays this cold (it's freezing here)
 
 
I'm very much into big bun hair dos at the moment, too. Cute and easy to do, and I can do it with post running/swimming hair. YEY!!!
 
 
Blouse and pinafore are also available to order here.

21 comments:

  1. Love both of them! They go marvelously together.

    I'm planning to sew some pinafores with removable straps too so they can double as just a skirt. So smart to have versatile items in your wardrobe like that. Even though I was thinking for spring/summer, I may go for wool or something lined too as it's also freezing here!

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    1. Booooooo freezing. I have had enoughof it now. But looking cute helps a lot. Can't wait to see your versions.

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  2. Lovely! I would wear it straight away.

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  3. I love your entire outfit. Please tell me about your shoes.

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    1. They are from New Look about 2?? years ago.

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  4. Love them separately, and love 'em even more as an ensemble. Infinite cuteness.

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  5. Love it! I've been looking for a cute pussy bo blouse pattern. Which pattern did you use?

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    1. Thanks, I used my own basic blouse pattern, which is relatively simple and added the pussy bow collar. You could add a tie to any blouse or shirt dress pattern as a cute detail. I'm sure there are patterns available, too from the big pattern companies and some independent ones. I hope this helps.

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  6. I love that skirt with that top, your outfit is adorable. The hair style is super cute too.

    XO Darla

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  7. The whole look is gorgeous and I adore the colour palate.

    xx

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  8. This is such a cute outfit, adore the blouse.
    Would love you to check out my latest outfit post :)
    Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo
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  9. Thank you, Adele. I'll check out your blog.
    Xx

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  12. The outfit is adorable. Love the shoes!

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