Can you believe it’s been 100 posts? Crazy. I feel like I don’t get the chance to blog as much as I would like to these days, but when I look at a number like 100, I feel like I’ve accomplished something in this little space. Thanks to all of you for sticking around and giving me feedback and love for the past 100 posts. I wouldn’t still be here if it wasn’t for you!
I can’t think of a more perfect post to mark my 100th, either. When I set out to start making my own clothes a couple of years ago, I never ever thought I’d be making things like underwear or leggings. My tastes are a bit more party dress. But, here we are! I’m inching toward a more self-made wardrobe each week (especially since I lost 50% of my winter clothes when I moved). I’m starting to replace the worn-out rtw clothes that I reach for again and again, and really make things that I will wear all the time.
This little ensemble totally fits that bill.
A fancy-ish (I’m looking at you, Sarah) sweatshirt dress and leggings. Aaaahhh so good. At first glance, there’s really nothing special about either one of these garments, but the fabrics are divinely comfy. At that, my friends, makes all the difference.
The bottoms are Virginia Leggings. I would say they’re basic and boring, but they’re totally the greatest thing ever because I made them from bamboo terry knit. They’re extra thick and warm and have great recovery. If you are looking for a perfect legging fabric, it’s the way to go.
The rise is pretty perfect as well, although I may take it down 1/2 inch next time. I don’t have a belly pooch/muffin top, either, in case you’re wondering. It’s just my hands in my pockets causing drag lines. When you’ve got pockets like these, and you’ve decided to take outdoor photos in November, you use them.
Are you sewing up anything snuggly this weekend??