Hi-lo, hi-lo…

I have definitely jumped on the hi-lo hemline craze this season. It’s really just a wonderful look, adds a lil’ something something and assures that you won’t accidently trip over your hemline while going up (or down) stairs. It’s got an easy, breezy look that is simple to dress up (or down). I whipped this one together for a lake wedding in early July, so I wanted something that was a little beachy but still dressy enough for a formal dinner.

Pattern is Muse (Butterick B5886) in view B. Fabric used was a super flowy coral on coral crinkle chiffon from Fabric.com… 3 yards for $12, not too shabby. I went wrong with my lining choice, and paid the price in the sticky, humid weather. Lesson learned, no polyester! I’ll do better next time.

I finished this dress well in advance (translation: day before), and even had time to whip up the turquoise/cream clutch I’m sporting, since I was fresh out of summer appropriate handbags.

All in all, love the pattern. Would like to make it again in a more stable fabric (what is it with my poor fabric choices? I’m just a sucker for a pretty print, fibre content be damned).

So what started as this:

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Ended up being this!

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And finally, the requisite full ensemble shot (excuse the squinting, the sun came out right when the photo was snapped)!

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MMJ: Day 22

I’m getting a little behind in my posts, but better late than never. My outfit for yesterday, day 22 of Me Made June was definitely a cheater outfit. I had a cute skirt selected, complete with new strappy sandals, and then I awoke to rain, rain, and more rain. Added to the fact that it was cold out, and that I had two minutes to make a wardrobe change before leaving for work, and this is what I came up with.

** after seeing this photo – I realize the tunic top needs some altering. It was another clearance rack find ($4!), but it definitely needs to be brought in a little bit at the sides and armpits so that it looks less sloppy! **
 
The goods:
Infinity scarf – Me Made!
Eyelet tank – Old Navy
Jeans – Warehouse One
Sandals – Roxy
Earrings – Le Chateau

Hours worn:
12

Places visited: Work, dinner with bf.

Main activities: Working … watching the NHL Awards on TV… not by choice :)

Wear again? Yes! I’ve worn this scary so many times and love it more each time. It’s so fun! 

I also have a dress cut out of the scarf fabric that I need to get around to putting together…  It’s this Cynthia Rowley pattern, and I’m interested to see how it will turn out. Just as soon as I feel brave enough to tackle an invisible zipper.

I really love working with jersey. It’s simple and forgiving, so you can’t go wrong. Next up on my list is a few of these necklaces, in a bright coral!