Blouse: Free box in university residence forever ago
Cardigan: Dollar-A-Pound, the Garment District
Skirt: vaaaguely based on Butterick 5032, only I added a waistband and made the pleats into darts and lengthened it slightly and...well, changed pretty much everything
Heels: Payless, in honestly like 2004 or something
Hair: my own creation, but putting in bobby pins at your desk without a mirror while not having brushed it this morning is a key point of technique
This is the skirt fabric, since it's not super clear in the photo above:
It's got a little bit of stretch to it and the skirt is wicked comfortable. The blue pinstripes are plenty subtle themselves, but give me an excuse to wear my blue heels--and to have put in a bright blue zip and button, which I love.
As for my Licorice muslin, I hope someday we can be friends! But at the moment:
Those are different measurements. I have a long shoulder to bust point measurement AND a long torso. What fun! On many patterns I can get away without adjusting the former, because crazy-ease makes up for it, but this guy isn't going to let me cut that corner, I guess. And if I'm dealing with that I may as well also adjust the waistline properly (I am almost used to buckling belts at my lowest ribs by now, but I know that's not really so good). Onward and fit-ward, though, I suppose...