Sunday, June 8, 2008

Urban Jungle...The Reveal

The due date was eons ago and I only finished 3 of the required 4 pieces...nonetheless I finished my Safari Chic Mini-Wardrobe Collection!!! I call it Urban Jungle (Cue Coming to America theme music, lol)

The waistcoat is a BWOF 107-04-2008 cut in a size 38. I opted not to go with the belt (again short torso-not flattering) and made it about 3/4" inch shorter at the hem. The skirt is officially my first TNT pattern, BWOF 116-09-2007. I used a black satin wool from Metro Textiles. The fabric is absolutely amazing, wrinkle resistant, lustrous just wonderful.

Back View.


Close up. I must say that the buttons for the waistcoat were taken from an old H&M pea coat I recently threw away. My mom always ripped the buttons off old clothes before trashing them (unless there were to be donated) and saved them for later projects. I'm glad I picked up that habit because they were a perfect match.

Vouge 8379 is officially my second TNT pattern.


Close Up. The fabric is from my Textile Studio haul. Neat no? I thought the black belt was a nice touch to break up the pattern. I adore this wrap dress. If you don't have it or have it and haven't sewn it, get to it!! You won't regret it!

The interwoven Onyx/Brass chevron bangle is from H&M. I finally tracked James down and got the shoes I ordered from Bakers. I LOVE them, and surprisingly comfortable from 4.25"!

This was definitely fun! It inspired me to do a SWAP one day. In the meantime, I will now return to my regularly scheduled sewing :-)

28 comments :

Adrienne said...

Girl FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The shoes are TDF!

Erica B. said...

Love it! You are working those shoes!

Stephanie said...

It all looks great! I especially love those sleeves on the jacket!

AllisonC said...

Fantastic pieces, I really love the waistcoat and I am sure the shoes look a lot better ion you than James!

Nneka said...

Great wardrobe! And those shoes are IT!
-Nneka

Christina said...

I hope you are prepared for other women ogling your outfit & shoes, just like in the SATC movie. I know I would if I saw you on the street!

Sheila said...

Stop the Presses! coming into the news studio - an urgent Bulletin.... "Urban Jungle" the new SATC Fashion. You did a fabulous job.

Lori said...

Fantastic pieces and I really like the location of your photo shoot. Great shoes, too.

kasizzle said...

All your pieces are beautiful!
The shoes were worth the wait, they are awesome!

cidell said...

My jaw dropped. You look amazing. And I generally hate the gladiator shoes, but you make me covet them.

Lashell said...

Fabulous!!!!!!!! I have both patterns and now I have to pull them out and get to sewing. I wasn't really feeling those shoes until I saw them on you. Now I want a pair. lololol

paco peralta said...

Cindy .- congratulations. The dress looks fantastic, but the jacket is very nice. Ahhh ... beautiful shoes. greetings. Paco

Leslie said...

That jacket is a stunner! Love the entire outfit, great shoes! I know how you feel about that dress pattern, what a workhorse. I also like the contrast belt. Congrats!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

The first thing I thought was "thank God she's got the shoes!" LOL! Second thought was that is an absolutely amazing 3 piece wardrobe. I love every piece of it...and come on you can make the fourth piece...think how easy it will be to get dressed in the mornings with the coordinating pieces!

Cas... said...

O.K. Now you are just showing off! LOL! You are modeling in those pictures! Move over ANTM here you come! I love all your pieces. That jacket is too cute! I love the pleated mini sleeve! I want to go home and sew but unfortunately I am away from home.

Keep up the good work and work those shoes!

toy said...

so fab, so fab!!!

Adriana B. said...

Fabulous and oh, so HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sandy said...

Love the suit. You are definitely wearing it. And I won't even mention the shoe envy that I am experiencing right now!

Lesalicious said...

Look at you looking hot in your new outfit. Great job. Loving the dress so cute with those shoes.:)

Lory said...

Great clothes!!!

I want those shoes. :):):):)

Lory

~ Kimberlee ~ said...

All I can say is work it!

loopylulu said...

I totally adored this little coat thing when I saw it in Burda. It's great to see it made up. That little bit of animal print is great. I thought it was a scarf at first until I read a few posts down.

Kelroc said...

Love it. Glad you got your shoes.

Kelly said...

I'm new to your blog, but it's quickly becoming one of my favorites! I'm with cidell, you have converted me to liking that style of shoe, you pull it off so, so well. And I'm envious of your sewing skills, beautiful pieces!

Rachel said...

I LOVE everything!!!

kayellejaye said...

Very nice job on both!

gold said...

Girl give yourself a hand!You did a fantastic job!

Cennetta said...

Urban Jungle. I like it! Fabulous outfits. That little jacket is too cute. ...,very flattering. And you are workin' those killer shoes.