Louise was 1 of only 3 teachers invited to teach at The Threads Experience. She was thrilled to meet new students and to teach her unique fitting techniques.
Ladies, here's the last of this beige wardrobe. I mixed in a pair of black pants (don't we all have a pair?) and stretched the wardrobe even further. Take a look.
Maybe add some wooden beads?
I think the scarf takes it up a notch.
Remember that jacket pattern made up as a shirt. Now it's a light jacket over a shell.
The top is made from Just My Style, just like the beige one in the first outfit. Doesn't the print make a big difference. Note that the binding at the neck is done in black to make it stand out.
This is the jacket from the original outfit that started the whole beige wardrobe. I hope that you have gotten some ideas.
BEIGE IS NOT BORING!! Mix a variety of beige prints or combine it with other colors. Enjoy these examples.
I changed the pockets on this light jacket and used square buttons to echo their shape. Also, it's longer. Note the beads to liven things up.
Remember that jacket patterns can also be made as shirts. The beach scene print is matched across the front.
So now you can wear the 2 jacket patterns at once. Always think about how you want the hemlines to layer. Notice that the shirt collar is not buttoned as shown on the pattern envelope. You can also unbutton this top button so the neckline opens further.
This is View A of Take Me Anywhere in a shirting stripe. This shirt has a double band collar (note the stripes), a hidden button placket, and an intriguing pocket. I have fun finding accessories to show you in these photos!
Once again, make a new outfit by simply combining 2 pieces you already have. This habit also allows you to adjust for weather.
Same By Popular Demand jacket and My Swing Set pants. Here, I've added a shell in a different print that does contain some beige. Prints like this give you other colors you can add to your beige wardrobe with a small investment of enough fabric to make a shell.
Here's something simple for summer. Beads add some color.
Add a wrap for chilly restaurants or theaters. I wear these all the time. It's so easy to take them off or put them on.
Once again, your same two starting pieces with a different shell underneath.
In the park on a chilly evening? Toss on a boxtop, View B from This or That. This particular one is cut wide and simply fringed around the edges.
Here's a different top with a bound neckline and long sleeves. It makes a good foundation for the vest in cotton dobby from Japan. You can also close the vest with the ties included in the pattern.
From the same pattern as the vest, this is a fabulous kimono. Wear it with this tie, with the obi belt in the pattern, or open.