Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fashionably MADE: Wearing my Heart on my Sleeve & on my Blog

Every time I wear an article of clothing that I made I get a little nervous. Will it unravel at the seams and leave me sitting in a disheveled pile of fabric? Is it poor taste? Is it ugly? Does it look like a total craft project?

Sometimes this fear keeps me from posting thing’s I’ve made on the blog. This blouse is a perfect case in point. I made it weeks ago, ready to wear and yet it remained on my mannequin.I loved the print of the fabric but I was worried that the material could dip into looking more nightgown than 9 to 5.Blazer: Banana Republic, Blouse: Stacy, Pants: Kate Spade, Shoes: Steve Madden, Bracelets: David Yurman

I showed it to a few friends over the last few weeks and it was met with mixed reviews. Knowing that I liked it, I decided to get over myself and my fears and just trust my own judgment. So here it is. My “Fashionably MADE” blouse!The cut of the blouse is actually based on another blouse that I already owned. I modeled a pattern after it to create the blouse you see in the pictures. Next week on the blog, I’ll show you an extremely inexpensive way to create your own patterns from clothing that you already own.

So what do you think? Did I make the right call to wear the black with white hearts blouse in public or did it deserve to stay in the bedroom?