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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Mini Wardrobe: Casual Edition



I didn't realize this group of garments was like a mini-wardrobe until I was loading the pictures onto blogger. I was making comfortable basics (yet again), and - lo and behold - they coordinate!

The 3 tops are all from previously used patterns, but the pants are two versions of a new pants pattern.



Outfit 1:
  • Striped v-neck from Jalie 3132. 
  • 5-pocket mocha-colored corduroy jeans from Ottobre Woman 5-2007-10. 


Outfit 2 (below):
  • A self-drafted baseball tee.
  • 5-pocket jeans from Ottobre Woman 5-2007-10

The jeans are from the same pattern as the cords and, as it would happen, fit completely differently. The corduroy is lightweight and stretches more and more throughout the day; the denim has some stretch and really good recovery.

I've been on the search for the perfect jeans, and after wearing these like crazy, I think I've found them. They're a classic 5-pocket jean with a back yoke. The pattern gives you two "leg flare" options. I chose the more flared option, which seems almost straight to me. I would say the waist is somewhere between a high-rise and a mid-rise.

Anyway, I need to make another pair, since I'm starting to get nervous these perfect jeans will wear out!







Outfit 3:

  • Lydia t-shirt - a download from Burdastyle
  • Those jeans again





12 comments:

  1. That's a lovely wardrobe! I find myself reaching for the shirts and pants (and why not?), a lot, so I'd better make some, too. Good for you for sewing for the life you have!

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  2. Love both the jeans and the tops!! I need to buy those patterns. I feel like a copycat when I look at your blog. LOL

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  3. Great wardrobe. Love the pants

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  4. Love the fit of the jeans/pants! Your comfortable basics are pretty much what my entire winter wardrobe is made up of...knit long sleeve tops and jeans.;)

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  5. Yea! For comfortable basics!
    You can never have too many.
    My favourite is your striped top.

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  6. My winter wardrobe is full on jeans and tops too so yay to you for getting this mini collection done so nicely.

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  7. Casual outfits are the best! Your jeans and cords look like a perfect fit. I am thinking of a baseball t-shirt for my next casual tee too. Fantastic job on all your pieces!

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  8. How clever to get a mini wardrobe without even planning it! These all look just right together.

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  9. I love, love, love the baseball tee. I had a favorite baseball style tee I wore for years until it literally fell apart. Now I want to try and make a replacement...

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  10. Those really are perfect jeans! They look incredibly RTW, and the fit on both pants is perfect. Great little capsule!

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