Monday, September 24, 2007

My Internet Shopping Habit is Becoming Embarrassing

Why, you may ask? Because I was inundated by everything I've recently ordered on the internet today. That consists of an envelope from Vogue patterns, a box from Hot Patterns, and another box from Nancy Erickson. And that was the mail.

Then something possessed me to check the front porch, where UPS had delivered a large box with my latest shoe order from SmartBargains.

Now don't get me wrong. I like everything that came today. And I can afford it. But it's a whole lot of stuff. This. Must. Stop.

Anyway, here are a few pictures of today's haul:
Here are the patterns. The HotPatterns consist of Miss Moneypenny Pussycat Blouse, Wong-Singh-Jones Mandarin Wrap Blouse, Deco Vibe Metro Blouse, Artful Dodger Cape Jacket, Miss Moneypenny Sheer Decadence Blouse, and Deco Vibe Cosmopolitan Dresses. The Vogue is 8425, a set of high-waisted skirts.

All of the HotPatterns are ones I've been wanting for a while, having seen some the garments produced by Ann of Gorgeous Things and Gigi of Behind the Seams. I can credit (or blame) them for the Artful Dodger Cape Jacket and the Cosmopolitan Dresses, but honestly, it's on me. Those blouses are TDF!
Even though I'm short-waisted, I'll try to figure out a way to make that Vogue work. That waistband may need to be shortened a bit, and I'm thinking a tone-on-tone approach might be best to avoid cutting myself in half.
The fabrics from Fashion Sewing Group:

Unfortunately, the fabulous double faced green taffeta didn't make the order. After being told that I'd receive some, the packing slip said it was sold out. Oh well! I can't get too upset. The fabrics I received are wonderful. The gray plaid will probably become a wrap skirt. The gray boucle will at least be a jacket, but hopefully a suit. I bought 3 yards of it.

The pattern tissue in the photo is pattern 1945, which was part of a special by Nancy. I don't have the original pattern, so the tissue is all I've got. Hopefully, I can work it out--the price was right (free) and this is known as an excellent jacket pattern.

And the shoes from SmartBargains.

Last winter, I wrecked my cute black kitten heeled boots due to a slip on the ice, and I've been looking for a basic black replacement boot ever since. You'd think it wouldn't be that hard, but so many boots have "hooker heels", and I wanted something at least semi-practical. These seem like they'll fit the bill, and the cost was reasonable at $49.99. And they're leather.

The shoes are by Kenneth Cole Reaction. Aren't they fun? There are 3 other colorways on the site: gray/black/yellow, black, and navy/fuschia/cream. I wear so many plain clothes in these shades. The shoes should be a nice accent to an otherwise dull ensemble.


Raesha D said...

What great goodies! The boots are great - I have a pair very similar and they've lasted 7 winters so far. Definitely worth the investment!

MadeByAmanda said...

I love those red shoes! Also, that gray plaid fabric looks really soft and warm.