Buttoned Up Gal Friday

Added Jan 20, 2012

by nettie

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Description

This outfit is my answer to the Sew Weekly’s Challenge of the week! Button it up Baby!

The Facts

Fabric: Cotton/Lycra Blend Shirting :: about 2 yards @ $1.95 a yard (this fabric was not very wide)
100% Wool Suiting :: about a yard @ $6.49 a yard (this one was very wide)
Patterns: Simplicity 3117 (1959), $6 from Etsy
Simplicity 1688 (1956), Free(!!) from the Sew Weekly NYC Meet-up Pattern Swap!
Year: The 1950′s in Twenty12
Notions: Buttons, lace, velvet ribbon, hook and eye, interfacing
Time to complete: FOREVER!! It’s possible that the alternate universe me is STILL unpicking and restitching this damn skirt. I worked on it almost non stop for 2 days. The shirt was worked in pieces over 4 days.
First worn: To take these pics on 1.15.11
Wear again?: Hell yes! After it warms up and I stop hating the skirt for all the work it was ;p
Total Price: About $20 including notions and minus the 15% off I got on the fabric. That smug feeling of accomplishment is priceless!!

You can read WAY too many details on my blog and at The Sew Weekly where you can check out all of the button-y splendor!

Material Notes

100% Wool Suiting, Cotton/lycra blend, buttons, lace, velvet ribbon, interfacing in two weights

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Blouse
Style
Business, Classic, Preppy
Material
Cotton, Blends, Shirting, Suiting, Wool

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