Sunday, March 25, 2012

OWOP Days 1 and 2

It's the 'One Week One Pattern' (OWOP) challenge being hosted by Tilly who blogs over at Tilly and the Buttons.  The idea is to take a tried n' true pattern that you've made several times and wear those items for one entire week!

One of my tried n' true patterns is Simplicity 3688 a reissued Simplicity pattern for trousers, jacket, blouse and skirt from 1941:


 It will be fun to get creative with styling my trousers throughout the week.  So far, I only have two pairs but I'm hoping I can sew up one if not two more before the week is through!

OWOP Day One: A Little Bit Fancy


OWOP pattern: Simplicity 3688 navy blue trousers made in a lightweight wool.  First blogged about here.

Styling: I wore my trousers with a blouse I made from Wearing History's 1934 pattern called 'Manhattan Melodrama' (originally a gown pattern that I made into separates).  Made last February for Valentine's Day.  I accessorised with a vintage navy handbag.

What I did: David and I went out in the evening with his boss and some of his colleagues down in Portobello (which is right on the beach).  It was really, really foggy during the day (and yes, I did wear a coat--but I was glad I was wearing the Manhattan Melodrama blouse because the restaurant was really warm!)


OWOP Day Two: A Groovy Spring 


OWOP pattern: Simplicity 3688 dark green trousers made in a lightweight suiting material.  First blogged about here.

Styling: I wore my green trousers with my pillowcase faux wrap blouse and my Ness pink tartan wedge shoes.  Instead of tying the belt around the blouse, I wore it in my hair and tried to do a sort of 60's vibed hairstyle.

What I did: Not a whole lot!  It was definitely a lazy Sunday with some time spent outside and some time spent sewing!
Are you participating in OWOP?

19 comments:

  1. I'm so impressed with your ability to make trousers that fit well!  I've made several attempts, but only one was wearable, and still not very good.  Oh, and you look super-cute with your hair in that headband! :)

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  2. Oh, very cute, Debi! I've made these pants, I adore them. I love how you've styled these, very nice. 

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  3. i am absolutely in love with manhattan melodrama, both name and blouse :) and those pants look like something i would try wearing, and i don't even wear pants

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  4. Still haven't got the courage to sew strides. It doesn't help that I haven't worn a pair in ages. Mainly due to never settling on a style that I think suits me. But keep chucking inspiration like this at me and I will inch a little closer to making a pair! And I just love your red blouse. That photo is sooo incredibly beautiful.

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  5. House Of PinheiroMarch 25, 2012 8:04 PM

    Great outfits !!! These pair of tourers are fabulous.... I really love this pattern and i think I may try it.

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  6. You're brilliant for doing OWOP in trousers Debi! I would too if I made any that fit as well as yours! I remember your beautiful Valentine's gown very well and I must say that it also looks stunning as a top! I'm taking part in OWOP using the Renfrew, but I'll be posting all my outfits at the end of the week.

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  7. Oh I like your outfits & how you have a "posh" & a very much more casual look.  Wonderful!

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  8. You're brilliant for doing OWOP in trousers Debi! I would too if I made any that fit as well as yours! I remember your beautiful Valentine's gown very well and I must say that it also looks stunning as a top! I'm taking part in OWOP using the Renfrew, but I'll be posting all my outfits at the end of the week.

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  9. Both versions are gorgeous! I look forward to the rest of the week!
    I'm still working through my trouser-fitting project. Slowly getting there...

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  10. Gorgeous outfits!  I didn't realise you made that dress into separates - looks fantastic as a top.  Nicely done!  :-)

    I was going to participate in OWOP with a 1955 McCall's skirt pattern, but when I got dressed on Saturday I'd grown overnight and the skirts that fit me the week before no longer fit.  :-(  (Trials and tribulations of pregnancy I guess.  Maybe next year....)

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  11. Marissa Warner-WuMarch 26, 2012 11:17 AM

    Hello Debi,

    I have just discovered your blog and am really enjoying reading through it - I also live in Edinburgh, so it is fun to try and spot all the locations in your photos!  I'm also loving the very different vibes of these two outfits - can't wait to see what you come up with next!

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  12. Second Hand RoseMarch 26, 2012 12:23 PM

    I love this idea of the week, I may have a go at this some time! I love your trousers and they are so well made! Your looks are so classic and springy, lovely! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Jennifer MarquesMarch 26, 2012 4:47 PM

    Great OWOP choice! Both outfits look great!

    By the way, I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!  Participation is optional.  Details on my blog :-)  The Musings of a Dedicated Housefiancee

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  14. So impressed at your OWOP choice! And can I just say that I am loving all of these bright colors on you? 

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  15. Debi_myhappysewingplaceMarch 30, 2012 6:30 PM

    Thanks Leah! At first I wasn't sure how I could style the trousers for a whole week but it's been really easy and the best part is that they are perfect for all types of weather (which can happen on any given day in Scotland!!)

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  16. Debi_myhappysewingplaceMarch 30, 2012 6:30 PM

    Thanks Mokosha...you should definitely try this pattern!

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  17. Debi_myhappysewingplaceMarch 30, 2012 6:31 PM

    Thanks! Yeah...it was pretty crazy how foggy it was that day!

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  18. Debi_myhappysewingplaceMarch 30, 2012 6:31 PM

    You should definitely sew up this pattern!

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  19. Debi_myhappysewingplaceMarch 30, 2012 6:32 PM

    YAY! Another seamstress in Edinburgh!!! We should definitely try and meet up!

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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