I made both of these pieces 2 or 3 months ago, but just never got a chance to photograph it. I love this outfit; from afar it looks professional, retro, and a little secretarial.
But when you look up close...
The top is Simplicity 2501 in version B. I saw this cotton shirting on fabric.com in the $1.95 section and knew I had to have it. Not much to say about the pattern, easy, straight forward, and of course too big in the back! If I were to make it again, I'd go down a size, maybe 2 sizes in the back.
The skirt is my third make of McCalls 5591, version B. I've already made a purple and a denim skirt from this pattern. This one is a cotton sateen, which looks nice and crisp, but is very wrinkly. I ironed it this morning, but that proved to be a pointless endeavor an hour later. Anyways, not much to say about this pattern, I obviously love this pattern and I'm sure I'll continue to use it.
I think it's one of those outfits that radiates how good I feel. One of my favorite parents in my class had me twirl and told me how nice I looked. What a nice way to start the day!
Extra credit to anyone who noticed my hair. I got it cut this weekend (which I LOVE) and changed the color (which I feel ambivalent about). I tried to go back to my natural, light brown. So I chose a box of dark blonde and gave it a go. It came out medium brown. In what galaxy is this dark blonde?!?!