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Date: 2/12/10 5:37 AM


this is in a nice wool wine crepe which I bound in black to try to give it a bit more oomph, but it still looks like it belongs on the governess. Is it time to admit defeat?

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Date: 2/12/10 7:57 AM

The governess, lol! Perhaps the skirt and jacket need to live separate lives to be stylish. If the jacket got some amazing buttons and you wore it with a print skirt or with dark jeans if you wear such things, it would change the mood. The skirt might be just the thing to go with a beautiful sweater.

Or just put the whole thing in the magic closet for a while. Out of sight and out of mind have transformative powers.

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Date: 2/12/10 8:28 AM

Talbot's spring catalogue is showing suits like these dressed up with large fabric flowers - very pretty. I think you can log on to their web site to see exactly what I mean - plan on making sone of the flowers to dress up some plain looking jackets - also says S-P-R-I-N-G

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Date: 2/12/10 8:39 AM

Thanks Sewliz and Clin for those thoughts, maybe I should separate them and do something with buttons or flowers to the jacket. I'm off to look up the reference now.

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Subject: help my ufos waddy Date: 2/12/10 8:42 AM

I agree about separate lives for the two pieces. Maybe try jeans that flatter you, along with a shaped top or turtleneck with the jacket. The skirt with a black twinset. Just a thought......... happy experimenting.

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Subject: help my ufos waddy Date: 2/12/10 8:42 AM

The fabric flowers were exactly what popped into my mind when I saw this. Lots of good tutorials online and easy to do.

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She looks for wool and flax And works with her hands in delight. Proverbs 31:13 NAS

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Date: 2/12/10 9:53 AM

Speaking of fabric flowers, here are some nice examples of ways to make a pencil skirt work well in a non-suit way, just imagine the tweed is a wine wool crepe. With a leather jacket here, a top with some interest and a pretty accessory, the flower. I can see black boots with that outfit. Another flower accent here with a tunic-ish top that manages well without a jacket. I'm hoping the shoes are different and pretty for this look and are not flight attendant pumps.

Here I am spouting fashion advice as I sit here in my yoga pants and old tee shirt. I think I'll go to my sewing room now.

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Date: 2/12/10 12:44 PM

That's a good couple of links Sewliz. I was thinking that the skirt would end up as just another boring pencil skirt, sweater pulled down over it, but I really like the idea of a short jacket, untailored, and an accent somewhere.

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Date: 2/12/10 12:55 PM

Yes- admit defeat, and send me the jacket by mail

Seriously, just wear the pieces separately, they are lovely.

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There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. - L. Cohen.

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Date: 2/12/10 1:12 PM

If you do want a suit, how about a black skirt with the jacket.
I think a big soft cream cowl neck sweater would be nice with the skirt.
Boots and tights will be more current than thin hose and dress shoes.

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