Monday, January 18, 2010

bloganistas



look at the outfits, ignore the squalor

There's been a lot of fashion apathy around here in the last few months. I mean, I know I should always put more emphasis on my inward beauty and not so much on the outward, but there's a lot to be said for getting out of the pajamas and combing the hair every once in a while. My husband certainly appreciates it.

So to keep myself a bit more accountable in the Showered And Dressed Dept. I joined the bloganistas group I mentioned in the last post. If you are a blogger and you have a wardrobe you'd like to share, by all means, join up. I need all the help I can get.

Oh, yeah, I just ordered this Built By Wendy pattern. I'm looking forward to trying a tunic or dress for myself from it!

18 comments:

  1. Before I had kids I was determined that I wouldn't be one of those Mum's whose kids were immaculately dressed while Mum looked a mess. But guess what? Yeah, I guess my standards have slipped. I will have to join you in making a big effort to always look nice.

    You will love this pattern - I have it and have used it several times. It's dead easy and looks great.

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  2. You're one stylish momma :). I have to confess I usually walk around my house most days with no make up and zero attention given to my hair. I'm sure my husband would appreciate a little TLC given to my appearance as well. Plus I always feel better when I feel like I look decent. The pattern looks great. Looking forward to see what you come up with.

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  3. How fun! I have never heard of that. But I it sounds so fun!!!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  4. Melinda and Katie, I've had all kinds of pacts and agreements with my sisters and Robyn that if they should ever see me living in Frumpville that they are to wop me upside the head. Having said that, I have indeed had many days begun and ended unshowered and in PJs, and many times I have been totally chagrined to be caught in public by an acquaintance when I look like a refugee. Terror really sets in when I think my daughters' chief memories of our time together will feature me with Slept-In-My-Makeup face. yikes!
    Great, looking forward to trying the pattern!

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  5. This is just a home video but I found it particularly helpful:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w45qDIM5S9Y
    This site has great videos for each type of stitch:
    http://www.nexstitch.com/Tutorials.html

    I really want to learn how to make Granny Squares :). My sister and mom and I are going to have a "crochet-a-long" together every Friday making this sampler afghan:
    http://cache.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/patternFinder.fcgi?search=Search&store=%2Fstores%2Feyarn&resultPageTemplate=ResultPage.html&resultItemTemplate=ResultItem.txt&noResultPageTemplate=NoResultPage.html&case=no&primaryServer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lionbrand.com&minPrice=0&noBoolean=1&searchText=jackson+square+afgan&Go.x=0&Go.y=0&sT=1

    That should get you started ;). Let me know if you figure it out!

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  6. cute idea.

    i have an unrelated question if you don't mind...can you tell me where you got the road rug for your children? my son would love one I'm sure.

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  7. Katie, thanks so much for the crochet tips and videos!

    K13, sure. You can get those at IKEA for like $14.

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  8. Quite outfits and I love the "squalor". Feels like home but brighter!

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  9. Lookin' good, Larry! I can't wait to see your BBW tunic - I've had that pattern forever and never gotten around to it. What fabric are you thinking of using?

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  10. I see the theme--scarves! Love them. That is a hard one....keeping yourself up to par when everything around you is grunge--the kids, house. ok. that might be just mine. :)

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  11. Kiddlebug, yes, our place has that lived-in look. :-)

    bob, me too! I'm VERY excited. Which means it will be an unmitigated disaster. I don't know about the fabric. I have some really yummy stuff, but should not waste it on the first try. I have a duvet cover I thrifted that might be the ticket. Dark blues and paisleys.

    Whosies, I love me some scarves.

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  12. I am all for this!
    I will gladly join, but I need a stand for the camera.
    Your outfits are awesome! It's good to be a pretty mom.

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  13. me likey!! :) maybe i'll join up after my wardrobe leaves the world of maternity.... you're looking fab as always!

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  14. did you see this?! http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/

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  15. Jess, ooh! I like it! I'll have to read the review.

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  16. Oh wow, your ourfits are so stylish! I need to do some updating...

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  17. beki, thanks. I'm really trying. Of course, I do not dress like this every day. but will try to at least couple of times a week! if only to take a photo for the group. ha.

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  18. Yes - that dress/shirt pattern is sweet. I recently made a simple short cotton dress from the (lengthened) peasant shirt pattern. With the cotton fabric, the tunic style looked a bit like a nightgown, so I sewed on a strip of 1/4 inch elastic all the way around (pin, stretch and stitch method) to bring in an empire waist, and it looks really cute that way. The pockets are great too :-)

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