WIW: a fall-back formula for teaching

Today for a sewing class, I fell back on an outfit formula that is pretty easy to put together: a self-made tee, with pants, a topper, and comfortable shoes. I like to wear something I've made, and I have made a lot of fun t-shirts.

Today's version: rayon knit tee in blues and taupes with surplice top and 3/4 sleeves (made by me); blue boyfriend chinos (Eddie Bauer); beige cotton utility jacket (Caslon); pewter leather cutout belt (Fossil); metallic cap-toe ballet flats (AGL); brown and taupe faux-croc leather tote (Brahmin); blue ceramic bead earrings.

Thoughts or suggestions are welcome! Thanks for looking.

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13 Comments

  • replied 3 years ago

    Really lovely - I enjoy  this outfit a lot!  I like how the jacket's structured high neck sharpens everything up - that is a great piece and must be useful.  Beautiful blues in the print t too.

  • Echo replied 3 years ago

    I like this outfit a lot. I like the military/safari of the jacket that gets a much more polished appearance because it is in such a light colour, and the metallic accent on the shoes is a great touch.

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Your wonderful tees must be an inspiration to your students. This looks perfect for fall.

  • Caro in Oz replied 3 years ago

    YLF - the collar of the jacket is great on you :)
    Love the colours too, they look so calm yet interesting. 

  • Karie replied 3 years ago

    Another fantastic tee. I want to take one of your sewing classes! Please move to NY :)

  • shevia replied 3 years ago

    Great color combination!

  • clearlyclaire replied 3 years ago

    I'm swooning over your color scheme too Sharan. Gorgeous blues, beiges and taupes. The metallic accessories are just the right finishing touch!

  • Deb replied 3 years ago

    I'm admiring your dressmaking skills from afar! I love this colour combination on you Firecracker. Another top outfit....this style of dressing so suits you and I can see you are enjoying it too.

  • MuseumGal replied 3 years ago

    Terrific top.  Why did I not realize you are a sewist?!

  • Neel replied 3 years ago

    This is your color palette! You wear these muted colors beautifully! And I love the proportions in this outfit. The jacket especially is fun with the shoes.

  • Day Vies replied 3 years ago

    I love everything about this outfit. It's whimsy yet structured enough for me. I also love the color palette and the bag/shoe combination! The jacket is simply perfect -- I love the shaping around the waist. It's the perfect piece to pull the pants and top together nicely. You have an excellent formula for polishing up a whimsy tee. I'm taking notes.

  • jackiec replied 3 years ago

    Love your palette (as usual) and really like that topper. Great fit, great colour, nice structure. Everything looks great as usual (and love the belt - we are belt twins ;) )

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    Thanks, everyone! I like the jacket, too. It's not as much of a workhorse as I had hoped for the summer, but maybe it will continue to get more wear going into the fall!
    High five, Jackie!
    Day Vies, I'm flattered that you're taking notes. I certainly take a lot of mental notes from you.
    Karie, fly me out and give me lodging, and I'll throw in some classes for free! (Seriously, sometimes I think it would be so fun to teach just for airfare and lodging, if I got to travel to fun places!)

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