|Photo (and graphic added) by Stacy|
This whole outfit came together because I was really inspired by the black and white pins found in the STYLO no.3 Mood Board. Black and white can be so classic, classy, and chic. So this is my little Diane Keaton look. Or maybe it could be Mary Tyler Moore since the photos were taken in downtown Minneapolis. I love the contrast going on here, black and white, masculine and feminine. Anyway, just something different for STYLO and maybe something a little different from what I usually make… maybe some people are surprised I didn’t sew a dress!
Here are the details about my Grey Zone look...
Sis Boom Ethan Shirt
Fabric: white cotton, from SR Harris
Notions: white Dill buttons, from Michael Levine
I’ve already used this pattern a couple of times and it’s a really good button shirt pattern because it has a collar with a separate collar stand. For this white shirt I eliminated the front patch pocket.
Oliver + S Art Museum Trousers
black wool with white dots, from SR Harris
lining: black and white graphic print cotton, Night and Day designed by Kim Schaefer for Andover Fabrics, from Michael Levine
black Dill buttons, from SR Harris
white zipper, from SR Harris
Size: 5 with size 6 length
This was the fourth time I’ve used this pattern, it’s my favorite pants pattern. I used this zipper fly tutorial and this was only my second zipper fly! On these pants I eliminated the belt loops. I absolutely love this black wool! I need to go back to the store to buy some more because I would love to sew myself a pair of pants with this fabric.
Oliver + S Forest Path Cape
black wool coating, from SR Harris
lining: black and white graphic print cotton, North Star “GRAPHYX” designed by Mark Hordyszynski for Micheal Miller, from Michael Levine
Notions: black Dill buttons, from SR Harris
I love this cape! It has such a nice shape, great style, and comes together so nicely. I would love to sew myself one and lucky for me, there is a women’s version of the pattern. And how perfect is the name of the lining print ‘North Star’ since I live in Minnesota where the State Motto is “L’Etoile du Nord” which is french for “The Star of the North” and the most common nickname for Minnesota is “The North Star State."
Peaches and Peanuts The Tie
Fabric: black and white graphic satin, from SR Harris
Size: Child S/M
This is the first tie I ever made! It was such a fun sewing project and I would never hesitate in the future to sew another tie using this pattern. A tie can really add something unique (to an outfit) whether it’s a print or a color. I love how in the first photo the lines on the tie echo the lines in the window of the building in the background.
I did bring my camera along to the photo shoot and I got exactly one photo and this is it because right after I snapped this shot my girl went running off! (The wind was gusty at the top of these stairs ~ look at her hair!) She was particularly more difficult to photograph during this photo shoot because she was running around all over the place. Stacy performed miracles to capture a few photos of her! That being said I’m sure you can understand why I’m very grateful to own a dress form :)
Thanks to Michael Levine for providing some of the materials for this look. Use the coupon code 'Stylo10', which is good for 10% off your entire purchase.
Thanks for stopping by. I just love sewing and it’s a joy to share what I create. One of the things I love so much about STYLO is that it brings the online sewing community together. Thank you STYLO!