Wednesday, March 28, 2012

OWOP Days 4 and 5


OWOP Day Four: Zou Bisou Bisou

OWOP pattern: Simplicity 3688 navy blue trousers made in a lightweight wool.  First blogged about here.  The name for this OWOP day comes from the fact that I can't get this song out of my head!  Anyone else out there completely obsessed with it?

Styling: I wore my trousers with my most recent Betty Draper blouse I made from a 1950's Maudella pattern that was a gift from MrsC.  I've been dying to try out rolled bangs/fringe for some time.  When I came across Esme's tutorial, I knew I had to try it.  So this is my first go!  I really like it!!  I still need some practice securing it as well as how to make sure the hair rat is fully covered.

What I did:  same as day three.


OWOP Day Five: Celebration!



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 me-made 1940's sequined blouse (I LOVE this blouse) and my new brown 1940's shoes that I won in a giveaway from Q's Daydream Vintage (a gift certificate to Wildfeld Hall Vintage...woot! woot!).

What I did:
Working like days three and four but the difference is that today included the BEST NEWS EVER.  I received the signed agreement for a major research grant I had applied for! YAY! Secure jobs are always good! David and I celebrated with some vino ;-)

25 comments:

  1. Fantastic news Debi - well done! Loving your day 4 look - so very vintage - and YES that song has been in my head all day too. But I love french sixties pop so it's ok :)

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  2. I'm loving seeing all your trousers, and how you can do them differently - they look similar (obviously) but not all identical, which I really like.  Congratulations on the research grant!  What are you researching, if you don't mind me asking?

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  3. You look gorgeous Debi! Congratulations on the foreseeable job security too, it's well deserved I'm sure!  And OMG, 
    Zou Bisou Bisou has been stuck in my head since Mad Men aired too!

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  4. Congratulations on the good news Debi!

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  5. I love your hair like that!! So pretty!! Your posts this week have inspired me to get out my pants patterns and take a look at them. 

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  6. I am really itching to sew pants now, which is not a feeling I ever thought I would have!

    Congratulations on your grant!!!

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  7. Congrats Debi!  You deserve.  You are looking very fab in this OWOP challenge, love your fringe in the first photo!!!

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  8. I love the trousers and the bangs. So adorable! And congrats to you on job security! Sounds like the vino was well deserved.

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  9. Congratulations!  And an awesome hairdo!

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  10. Yay! Secure job IS always something to celebrate. I like the saturated colors you have been wearing lately -- they suit your coloring so well. Will have to get  used to the rolled bangs -- it opens up your pretty face, but I'm just not used to seeing that shape of hair. (Or perhaps I am just jealous that my own hair would never have cooperated so well, when I still had long enough hair to play with styling. I chopped it all off when I realized I would never be able to beat it into submission. Think Meryl Streep's wig in The French Lieutenant's Woman ... .)

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  11. ConstantlyAliceMarch 29, 2012 3:46 PM

    Your hair looks adorable, Debi, great job :)  

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  12. Yay for you for getting the grant!  Hooray Debi!  (And wow -- those bangs are unbelievable!)

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  13. I love your faux bang hair soon you. Sooooooo cute!!!! The trousers and overall outfits are great, as are all of your projects.

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  14. Congrats on the research grant!  I love the different shots of your trousers.  And YES, that song has been stuck in my head for several days now.  It's driving me bonkers! 

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  15. Love your styles!  And congratulations on the grant!  Hooray!

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  16. Justine@sewcountrychickMarch 30, 2012 2:55 PM

    Congratulations Debi! Somehow I imagined you sewing all day to make your beautiful outfits, but you have a career as an academic too? You are amazing!

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  17. Debi_myhappysewingplaceMarch 30, 2012 6:19 PM

    Hi Megan! I don't mind at all.  My grant is for a longitudinal study that follows teachers from their last year of initial teacher education to the end of their first year of teaching and will assess their knowledge, attitudes and confidence in addressing a whole range of bullying behaviours and safeguarding issues that may arise in the classroom setting.  I can't wait to get started :)

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  18. Debi_myhappysewingplaceMarch 30, 2012 6:19 PM

    I love the french sixities pop too!

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  19. Debi_myhappysewingplaceMarch 30, 2012 6:20 PM

    Thanks Wanett!

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  20. Debi_myhappysewingplaceMarch 30, 2012 6:20 PM

    You should definitely sew up some trousers!!

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  21. Debi_myhappysewingplaceMarch 30, 2012 6:20 PM

    Thanks Kristen!

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  22. Debi_myhappysewingplaceMarch 30, 2012 6:21 PM

    I think I'm driving David bonkers with the song too...hahahaha  especially since I don't know any of the words :)

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  23. Debi_myhappysewingplaceMarch 30, 2012 6:22 PM

    Thanks Justine! :)

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  24. Mommy en FranceMarch 31, 2012 7:02 PM

    Love the bangs/fringe!

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  25. Congratulations, that's fantastic news!

    And can I just say how adorable you look in that first photo, love it!

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

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