Monday, November 8, 2010

Packing for Silver Bella

I'm ready!  As I was cleaning out my closet, looking for things to wear in Omaha, I picked up the new Anthro Nov. edition in the mail.  Man oh man I love their stuff.  After drooling, I was inspired to make a few things to wear to Silver Bella!

Click here to see the sweater that caught my eye.

And, here's what I made while digging through my closet...

This used to be a cardigan.  I cut off the bottom and added it around the neck to make the sweater come higher.  Then, I sewed it shut so I have to put the sweater on over my head.  I kept the belt, added a ruffle like hem, a mother of pearl button, and went to Goodwill to find a $2 white sweater to use for the petals.  I had the green fabric to make the leaves thanks to a hat making time with my wonderful friend Melissa.  I know this sounds prideful, but I can't wait to wear it!

Then, I decided I would see what was on Anthro's website and came across some scarves, loops, and so many delicious things!

Here's what I made after looking at their accessories...

This little green scarf took less than 30 minutes!

(I'm in love with this burnt orange color.)

I used a silver skirt I bought at Old Navy for $1 and found this beautiful crochet sweater at Goodwill for $3.25.  I had the seam binding from my much inexpensive!

So, today, I'm loving the sunshine and the almost 80 degree weather, but realizing that it's way to hot to wear any today and am secretly hoping it gets cold just to wear my new things! 


  1. karlatta,
    these are
    love 'em!!
    you make
    pretty things!
    happy day!

  2. fun to read about all your new creations!! Can't wait to see them all...some Tuesday morning.:)

  3. huh, I just blogged about Anthropologie scarves today. Would love a tutorial on the last one (I'm going to have to get better at hunting for bargains though!)

    Perhaps when you are back from Silver Bella? Have a fab time!

  4. Can't wait to see you--and your creations!--soon! (I actually touched that crocheted sweater at Goodwill! ;-))

  5. LOVE love the first one! Have fun at Silver Bella.

  6. I am so woefully late in seeing this. how happy to see the green sweater used! perfect! I want to see the Silver Bella items in person, they look great but oh so detailed. love you, dear friend! you are sooo very talented.