Here are the outfits I wore at the end of November and into December. Winter has really set in, even though we have not had much snow. It has been cold and windy, so I have been wearing the same few skirts, which are made of heavier fabrics.
This is a church outfit from a few weeks ago. The patterned top is my latest addition to my handmade fall/winter wardrobe. It is a long sleeved, crew neck top that I made from a self drafted pattern. The fabric is a dark forest green with a large floral design in shaded os gold, black, and white. I paired it with thrifted pieces for a bit of subtle pattern mixing.
I have been so cold, all the time, so I stuck to heavier fabrics with this outfit! I am wearing a vintage wool maxi skirt a friend gave me, a sweater I made, and then a thrifted cardigan over that.
Since I am back to homemaking full time, my outfits are not all that impressive, and need to be comfy as well as functional. Here is a perfect example of a casual outfit for house cleaning.
Last weekend we hosted the church youth group Christmas party, and I encouraged the teens (and leaders!) to wear their Christmas finest. I sewed myself a vest featuring kitties in scarves and Santa hats, and I love it! I modified an actual vest pattern to fit my size and style preference (the pattern came in a range of sizes and had six different styles to choose from. Since I was planning to make David a vest, too, I bought a pattern that was the closest to his size and just made mine smaller). We heat only with our wood stoves, and are used to a slightly cooler house temp, but we made sure it was warmer for our guests. I figured I’d be too hot in a maxi skirt, so I picked a cotton midi skirt instead.
Lately I have been doing a lot of knitting, sewing, and baking, as well as my usual house stuff, so i like my outfits to be comfy. I went with old faves on top and the “sweats” style skirt on the bottom. I made this a-line maxi from a lovely knit fabric that is lined with fleece! Seriously, it is like wearing track pants all day! I even sewed a drawstring style waist band.
For youth group I wore my grey wool maxi (thrifted a few years ago) and two tops I sewed. At first I wasn’t sure the colours went together, but I wanted to wear them, so I did. In case you are curious, I am wearing the plaid shirt and purple cardigan from this post.
That’s all for this week!