And my new (mini-)wardrobe is quite a treat as well! I'm extremely pleased with how 3 of the 4 items I made came out, and overall, I think there are some great pieces to continue building upon.
My favorite overall look is the coffee vest over the eyelet blouse. My husband says it's very 70's and I agree, I kind of look like I am dressing up a s Donna on that 70's show, but I'm cool with that. It's a chic look, IMO. I've already worn it out grociery shopping once, and it is totally pretty and practical at the same time. Who could ask for more?
Upcycled: Cotton Eyelet: first life as a vintage duvet cover.
Jacket Lining: found at goodwill.
Recycled: The grey buttons on the jacket are recycled cotton. Wierd, eh? They look like stone, up close.
Gifted: The cordoroy came from SewMama (Angie), and the rest from my great Aung Barb, who turned 92 this year, as well as celebrating her 75th wedding anniversary! A truly amazing lady, and her husband, my Uncle Robert, as well. Aunt Barb has kindly given me most of her remaining stash, and I am trying my best to put it to good use.
So this entire look is from the stash she passed along to me. Thanks Aunt Barb!