Day 19 of #MMMay – back to work, back to reality

Make this work outfit with 2 FREE patterns!

Since we don’t really use the coat closet in our apartment, I have taken over it and put all my sorted work clothing in there. Although I can wear tan and khaki for the bottoms, I have to be very careful with how I plan my days, especially right now – when I am still in training. Coffee can really stain the clothing, which is part of the work process, and tan stains more than black… OOOPS 🙂

work outfit mmmay16 - pencil skirt and blouse

But today I got my new skirt on – I made 2 skirts out of this 1 yd remnant piece from Jo- Ann’s. This is the second one, and why is there a seam in the middle?! That’s right, because that IS all of the  fabric that I had left and I had to do something about it – getting creative 🙂 So I sewed it in the middle and put a nice embroidery seam on top of it, I really love the result!

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Pattern: this blouse you have seen already in THIS post and it comes with fabulous FREE pattern that you can get HERE. For this pencil skirt I used a very basic skirt pattern and you can for sure adopt THIS FREE Burda Style pencil skirt pattern. Obviously, out of necessity I had to add a seam in the middle, but you can do without it if your fabric allows! The blouse pattern is wonderful, BUT I am not such a big fan of straight sleeves, SO I added a “sleeve band” to gather the sleeve a little bit and keep it in place.Other than that, not a single modification 🙂

Fabric: beige suiting fabric for the skirt and a light cotton blend for the blouse

Skills: novice/intermediate, easy enough but that invisible zipper can cause some headaches for those who are just starting out 🙂

work outfit mmmay16 - pencil skirt and blouse cover 1

work outfit mmmay16 - pencil skirt and blouse details

work outfit mmmay16 - pencil skirt and blouse details 1

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5 thoughts on “Day 19 of #MMMay – back to work, back to reality

  1. LOVE this combo! So elegant but still modern. Any idea of how one can get the pattern (as it is now not available via the link)? Thanks!

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