Saturday, November 12, 2011

Flowers on my cardigan

I made a cardigan with a nostalgic flowery print.

Don't worry, I agree with you, that the print looks "out of days" to me too! And guess what, I'm very happy in this cardigan, and actually you might see my feeling in the pictures.

I have to say that I really love this outfit on me. I think the colors suit me well.

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Funny idea though, I cunningly feel that it's more effective to put on uncool/nothing-cool kind of clothes that suit the person very well than to put on trendy clothes that equally suit the wearer, when she/he would really love to pretend to be looking good. People are all looking good in each one's way and it's silly to measure the values anyway, however, I think that it happens often that uncool clothes are making more concrete impressions of the wearers. I mean, if people catch the sight of you smiling beautifully in the insignificant clothes that actually suit you, they would mostly feel that it's you that is beautiful above all and the impression lasts for good. I love thinking cool clothes and it's very fun indeed, but I also think that if we can be happy to be careful when we pick up the most uncool/boring clothes once in a while, we will be successful to pretend that we are the best. I hope you'd get what I'm trying to say...

I know it may seem a wrong idea and you may see a silly logic in it though, I've hoped this feeling to be written in words for some time. You may think I am using the terms uncommonly, too. I'll try to be better in explaining if ever I get a second chance. Until then, please excuse me for giving you such a confusion!
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I used Fujiko body briefer pattern for making the cardigan. I omitted the lower part and added a front opening and it's done. I also wear an white high neck pullover from the same pattern in the cardigan. The white high neck was made from a silk jersey which is heavenly smooth on the skin...I really love both Fujikos. Happy sewing, everybody!!

Love,
yoshimi

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Flowery cardi
pattern: Fujiko (body briefer) from Tamanegi-kobo
omitted the lower part and added a front placket and buttons.
fabric: mohair/wool/acryl blend, less stretchy, fairly bodied, warm, soft, flowery print

White high neck pullover
pattern: Fujiko (body briefer) from Tamanegi-kobo
omitted the lower half, narrowed high neck
fabric: silk jersey, not very stretchy, thin, flowy, sheen, soft, off-white
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21 comments:

  1. You are so right Yoshimi, this outfit does look very lovely on you and suits you very well.  And you are so right about the rest too, a beautiful smile does make the best first impression!

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  2. I see the logic in your statements.  I always look at the pictures before I read what has been written in a blog post.

    My initial reactions were very positive.  I espcially like the side view that emphasizes your profile.  The very long skirt with the shoes look wonderful in relation to one another and the turtleneck going up to your neck give great balance.

    Then I noticed the prints and colors and realized this is a very personal look.  You make a great impression in your quirky choices!!

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  3. I really enjoy when I see you have put up a new post. I like the clothes you make, they are very elegant and lovely. This cardigan may look a little "retro" but it looks great on you. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  4. You look beautiful in this outfit, Yoshimi. It looks so lovely with that Tiffany-blue skirt.  And I love how your cream socks under those amazing shoes echoes the cream top.  I have admired this pattern before when you made it.  I LOVE that it has a set-in sleeve on the front and raglan sleeves on the back!!  I wish I could find a pattern like this.

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  5. Yoshimi, these are your personal choices which reflect your fashion statement which is quite elegant.  I love the colors and the long lines of the skirt.  The outfit is quite beautiful actually.

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  6. I agree that clothes should suit the wearer, not the other way around. Feeling confident and beautiful does give other people the same impression, often without them realizing it. So wear your cardigan with pride, if it makes you feel beautiful, then you ARE beautiful. :-)

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  7. You are so lovely! And fashion is what we make it (or ought to be). Please keep on enjoying making and wearing what you like, cool or not. :)

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  8. That is a GREAT outfit Yoshimi!

    I think it does look "cool" because you are right, it suits you. And you wear it so well.

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  9. Very soft and pretty. The look is totally modern with those shoes and the midi skirt.

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  10. I love your musings, Yoshimi!
    The cardigan is very pretty, I think.

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  11. That's a lovely cardigan.

    I think I know what you mean- dressing in the way that makes you happy?  :)

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  12. You are right about the "un-cool" clothes. I think I wouls say it like this... that the wearer is what makes the clothes cool. Self confidence radiates and makes whatever being worn, whether it be high fashion or thrift store, suitably awesome! Great job. I love your blog. :)

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  13. Helene Bustad JohannessenNovember 17, 2011 at 4:46 AM

    Such a lovely cardigan! I've long thought about sewing cardigans in jersey, so this is very inspiring.

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  14. Such a professional job on the cardigan!  I completely agree with you on wearing flattering clothes over fashionable ones.  I wear some strange items (as compared with current trends) but nobody notices they are off because they suit me well.

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  15. Yoshimi,
    Thank you for having such a great blog!  I always look and also see your work on Ravery since I am a knitter/crocheter also.  I also love the wooden heeled leather Mary Jane type shoes that you have in navy, tan, etc.  I cannot find any online so far - can you give your secret store away.  If it is in Japan - I will have a hard time translating the cost won't I ?  I don't speak Japanese!

    Thanks! 

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  16. Hi Lane, thank you for your comment! I think the pairs that you are interested in are from Chie's. Search "Chie Mihara" so that you can find the shops in your area. Actually, I usually buy them from abroad(yay for internet!) too, mostly from the shops located in USA. I'm fairly sure that they would charge you a shipping fee much less than they are doing to me!

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  17. Hi Yoshimi, I just googled them and found lots of sources which should keep me shopping for some time!!  They are pricey - but you get what you pay for!  Thanks so much for the quick reply and you are right - your shipping charge is much higher - i'm  sorry!! :)

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  18. OLÁ, YOSHIMI,
    Boa tarde, muito obrigada!
    Seu blog é maravilhoso!
    Suas costuras são lindas!
    parabéns!
    Olhei tudo, quero publicar algumas coisas suas no meu blog, se você aceitar.
    Muito obrigada!

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  19. OLÁ, YOSHIMI,Boa tarde, muito obrigada!Seu blog é maravilhoso!Suas costuras são lindas!parabéns!Olhei tudo, quero publicar algumas coisas suas em meu blog, se você aceitar.Muito obrigada!

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  20. Hi Yoshimi

    A few words to tell you that I admire your work and the way you present it.
    From classic garments, you always give a very modern interpretation with some moderate effects

    It's always a pleasure to come on your blog

    Bye (from France)

    RdeA

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  21. Yes yes yes! It should be the person whom we see when we look at each other, not only the clothing; with happiness written on each other's faces as we greet each other. If shape and color of a garment make you happy, who cares if it is "in style"?  Not I. Lovely posting.

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