DIY December Wrap-Up

DIY December was a bit of a cozy Flickr group, and I had a great time with it. I find that I attend more parties in December than other months, so I wear some things that don’t get a lot of time outside the closet in my everyday life. I did not take pictures every day because there were some duplicate outfits and, well, you just don’t need to see my fur skirt over and over.

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Velvet Trousers, blogged here
Refashioned sweater, blogged here
Dress with embroidered collar that I really need to wear more often, blogged here
Hand-painted coat, blogged here
Jacket with fringe, blogged here , with lavender jeans, blogged here
Tweed trousers, blogged here , with striped/checked top, blogged here .
Green print skirt from an old Miyake pattern, unblogged.

Velvet and charmeuse striped skirt, blogged here and charmeuse top, blogged here .
Silk taffeta dress, blogged here .
Skirt, blogged here

Denim patchwork skirt and striped wool knit split-sleeve top, both of which I made before I started blogging
Striped and plaid shirt, blogged here , with tweed trousers, blogged here .
Quilted silk jacket with embellished collar, unblogged. Black trousers, blogged here

Laser-cut wool coat, blogged here

Striped dress using 3 different blacks, blogged here
. Silk-lined cashmere jacket with pleated collar, unblogged, with velvet trousers, blogged here . I like this picture of me.
cape, blogged here, with jeans, blogged here .
Fake fur miniskirt, blogged here. This skirt has become a basic in my wardrobe. Here in suburbia, where the goal is to look as skinny as possible at all times, the other moms think I am insane for wearing this.
Cashmere coat, unblogged. This was my first heavy-duty hand tailoring project. Bound buttonholes, hand topstitching, inside pockets, padstitched linen interfacing on the collar, hair canvas, the whole nine.
Jacket, made in my pre-blogging days, and trousers, blogged here . I took the ties off the trousers because they annoyed me, so they look a little different now.
. waistcoat, blogged here with skirt, blogged here
Blouse blogged here , trousers blogged here



  1. Posted January 1, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I love:
    The cape, the fringe jacket and the embroidered jacket. I did ooh and aah my way through all your pictures!
    Happy New Year.

  2. Posted January 1, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Um- did not see the cashmere coat- lovely.
    And the fur skirt- I’d wear it to work!

  3. shams
    Posted January 1, 2011 at 8:15 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Some really wonderful looks, Claudine. And so different from SSS. 🙂

  4. cidell
    Posted January 1, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Claudine, I think you have the clearest sense of style on the sewing / blogging interwebs. Great year.

  5. Posted January 1, 2011 at 8:56 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Claudine, gorgeous pics. I adore your chanel (ever since you first showed it on your blog!) Best in 2011. C.

  6. Posted January 1, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I still really, really love the black dress with the embroidered collar. So beautiful!!

  7. Posted January 2, 2011 at 8:12 am | Permalink | Reply

    You have some really cute looks here – the cashmere coat is divine! Happy New 2011!

  8. Posted January 2, 2011 at 9:47 am | Permalink | Reply

    I agree with Cidell, your sense of style is so defined. I love it! My favorite of course if the Tudors skirt. 🙂 Happy new year!

  9. Kathleen
    Posted January 2, 2011 at 9:12 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Claudine, your collection in this post can’t help but awe and inspire. I’m in love with every ensemble, but I love how you manage to make a classic trouser look so modern and hip: wish I could perfect a pair myself… such a great alternative to ubiquitous jeans.

  10. Posted January 3, 2011 at 1:36 am | Permalink | Reply

    You have such beautiful clothes! I didn’t even know there was a DIY December. Now I’m disappointed I missed out!

  11. Posted January 3, 2011 at 8:51 am | Permalink | Reply

    Some serious eye candy. You’ve done some impressive sewing over the years with some solid bsics and some great whimsical outfits that suit your style perfectly.

  12. Posted January 6, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Your fake fur skirt is my favorite. I want one!

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