Seventeen Years Later

Well, I did it! I am now wearing the beautiful silk that I’ve been afraid to touch for 17 years. I finished it just in time to take on a business trip with my husband to                Palm Springs and wore it last night.

 Making this top from some polyester in my stash a few weeks ago gave me the confidence I needed to pick up my scissors. I’m grateful for the inspiration from LaRoque in Columbia, SC, and doubt I would have noticed this Simplicity Cynthia Rowley pattern without first admiring these cute tops designed by Annabelle LaRoque.


 The more I sew the less tempted I am to buy clothes, but temptation is far and wide here in Palm Springs especially in the form of the high end outlet mall!

Kate Spade, Tory Burch, Diane Von Furstenburg, Elle Tahari, St. John, Jimmy Choo ……. let’s see, who have I left out….. Ferragamo, Theory, Christian Dior…….                    Bargains everywhere.

I did not succumb to a single garment of clothing on this 51st day of my abstention from buying clothes for a year, but it was hard.

V e r y ,  v e r y   h a r d ….

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8 Responses to Seventeen Years Later

  1. Bethsews says:

    Stay strong! haha But if you slip up just a tad, its not the end of the challenge….The silk top is just lovely, and perfect occasion to wear it.

  2. jlundy6116 says:

    Good for you, I would have been such a weakling! And, beautiful, BEAUTIFUL blouse!

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  4. Liz says:

    How lovely! And good for you! I know the feeling of fear of cutting into gorgeous fabric. Of course, that first photo with the gorgeous print and the name in the selvedge makes me miss Paris and regret that I was not a fabric-shopper when I lived there ;)

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  6. Katalin says:

    I love this top! The skirt matches it really well!
    May I ask that do you normally have your silk clothes dry cleaned or is there anything that you launder at home?
    Thanks!

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