summer clothes i wish i had

I just discovered Polyvore.  A time sucker I tell ya!!  Fun though. You can pick your wardrobe by thumbing through hundreds of teeny pictures of clothes, shoes, accessories, etc.  This is what I created:

summer

I love everything, but I’m especially gaga over the denim button skirt and gray culotte/skirt.  Cute!!

I would never buy any of this stuff, but I can certainly try to make some of the items.  This sent me on a massive online pattern search for new wardrobe options for the summer.  We are also planning a big trip to California and I’d like to make a few easy, non fuss things to wear.

For the denim button skirt I found this pattern at burdastyle– for free! (another new discovery- I know, I must be living under a rock).  It’s a straight skirt, but my wheels are turning on how to alter that pattern.

I also found a similar pattern for shorts that has the same button style. Very cute!

The gray culotte/skirt (I think they are culottes) could be made from this pattern, from Burda, maybe made shorter. I swore I’d never wear culottes again when I was 12, but if they are made from a light weight material instead of heavy weight cotton that balloons out in the most unflattering way, they might be okay. Or, maybe I’ll skip the culottes all together and go with this skirt.

1. S2593 2. S2942 3. S2586 4. S3745

JoAnn’s just happens to be having a 2 for $5 Simplicity pattern sale this weekend, so I picked up 4 patterns.

Next weekend, the McCall’s patterns will be on sale for 1.99, so I’ll have to grab a few of those.

I found tons of other dresses/skirts and top patterns online that I’d like so,  please bear with me as I make my computer list (a paper one would only get lost, and I’ve spent so much time searching for these).

Simplicity 2596

Simplicity 2854

McCall’s 5653

Vogue 8411

Burdastyle skirt (free-online)  8218

Burdastyle Ballarina slippers & Toasty slippers (for next winter)

Of course I have lots of books with great patterns too.  Hopefully I will actually make some of this stuff!

baked tofu pita

baked tofu pita

On a completely different note, check out this yummy pita-wich I made with baked tofu. It has lettuce, tomato, avocado and a wee bit of veganaise. The baked tofu recipe is from Andrea.  It was sooooo good! Thanks A!!

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8 Responses to summer clothes i wish i had

  1. Alexis says:

    I’ve totally got the sewing itch right now! But I’ve been busy with work (which is a good thing…) I was led to this online fabric store superbuzzy.com – they appear to have some great fabrics for fun summery clothes. I wish I could find stuff like that locally. Traveling to the big “D” this summer?

  2. Jan says:

    Oh no! Oh yes! What an amazing site. It’s like fashion collage! Thanks for the link. I’m going there now, the dishes can wait!

  3. TatusWelle says:

    ooo…fantasy shopping.. the best kind!
    Love, love, love the McCalls 5653..might try it if I am feeling capable!

  4. TatusWelle says:

    Oh and I got some patterns at the 2 for $5 simplicity sale too 🙂

  5. Andie says:

    Yay, Im so glad you liked it. I make your tofu scramble recipe from a loong time ago every morning.

    xoxox,
    a.

  6. Isabelle says:

    Did you make the Burda skirt? It is a great site, thanks.

  7. Kris says:

    Love your style and thanks for the tofu recipe- yummo!

    Did you end up finding any patterns like the spotty top and green dress? I love those!

  8. Kris says:

    Oops, just realised how old this post was, sorry!

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