Friday, February 7, 2014

Black Is The New Black!

Happy Friday-- Today I'm posting as part of the Shades of Me series put on Welcome to the Mouse House and Petit a Petit and Family. There are only two rules-- you have to put together an outfit in your color, and you have to sew something for yourself.
 I elbowed quite a few bloggers out of the way to snag myself a spot on the 'black' list, since that's what I wear anyways
 The main sewing I did for this outfit was refashioning the pants. I had picked up a pair of pants that fit perfectly, but were too long and too flared for my taste. (anyone's taste really). Here's a before:

I also made the hat and gloves just for this challenge. Most of the families hats are piled into our "It's freezing outside" bin that sits next to our front door. The hats are shared by the whole family, so it's nice to have one that's just for me.
 The hat is crochet with this beautiful faux-knit stitch. I love how the fabric is much thicker (I would say double or triple the thickness) of a knit hat, but it still has a streamlined look. The fingerless gloves are a simple 1x1 rib. You can get a no-knit fingerless glove tutorial here!
The bag, of course is the Tulika Tote.


The scarf is my absolutely favorite part of the outfit, and the only thing really has any color (sorry!). I wrote a little about making the scarf last year . It's gigantic, cuddly and cozy and I just love remember all the heart that went into it. I did weave in each and every end just for these pictures though!

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30 comments:

  1. Palak - you look sooo cute in this outfit. Love it!

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  2. You are so so adorable! Seriously!

    Thanks so much for being a part of the tour, Palak!

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  3. I absolutely love your outfit. I love that this is something your wear everyday. I love that you knitted and made a bag. And you look adorable and beautiful. Thank you so much for being on the tour.

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    1. Ha! It's basically my uniform :) Well, when it's cold. Thank you so much for having me Celina!

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  4. Black is a great color on you, you look beautiful! I so wish I could make a hat and scarf like that!

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    1. Chelise-- thank you! They are simple knits if you ever want to start :)

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  5. Palak you are TOO cute and those pants looks like they could become new favorites, right! And not because you don't look beautiful in black but one day I will come by Texas and force-dress you in some colors because whaaaat you always wear black!!?? You can wear ANY color out there and look stunning! Go go go ;-)

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    1. Come anytime!!!! These pants are going to be new favorites-- I've been kicking myself for not taking them in earlier!

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  6. You are so adorable. I wish I knew how to knit. Actually I tried once, then lost one of the needles and quit mid project.

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    1. lol Farrah! you are hilarious. :) Thank you.

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  7. oh goodness you are adorable! i want that hat. so talented!

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  8. Oh I love the hat and scarf Palak, you look so gorgeous and WARM! Haha its a great outfit.

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    1. Thanks! I was freezing!!! I'm from Texas though, and have zero cold tolerance.

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  9. Palak, you are so pretty! Love the hat and the scraf! The pants look super cute on you.

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    1. Thanks Olga-- I've wish I had taken in the pants ages ago!

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  10. How cold can it be there you don't even have any socks on?

    Vicki from Canada

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    1. not as cold as it is in Canada!!!

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  11. I love it! The whole outfit looks great! I especially love the hat and gloves. And I am totally jealous that you got black, it is one of my faves too ;)

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    1. Rebecca, you are so sweet. I totally think I was the first to sign up because I wanted black so bad. :) I can't wait to see your look.

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  12. I love it! The whole outfit looks great! I especially love the hat and gloves. And I am totally jealous that you got black, it is one of my faves too ;)

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  13. I love that hat! I (kind of) know how to crochet, but knitting is not my thing. Do you have a tutorial for the faux knit stitch?

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    1. It's half double crochet in the back loop, in the round. I'll see if I can find a tutorial for ya!

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    2. this is sort of how I do it, but in the round, it creates a tighter rib effect, imo. http://www.inspirednest.ca/2013/01/06/half-double-crochet-a-knit-like-cowl/

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  14. Palak, black does look great on you. Congrats on finally obtaining a hat of your own ;)

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  15. That hat sooo makes me want to learn to crochet! What a pretty stitch. Fabulous!

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  16. Crocheting, knitting, sewn tote and refashioning pants . . . for an ensemble in shades of BLACK. The close-up photo wear your crocheted hat is COOL! Sarah Helene in Minneapolis

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