Y’all have been singing the praises of the Wilder Gown for so long, and I’ve been admiring from the audience as the thousands of beautiful gowns and blouses pop up on Instagram. SO let me tell you, I am so excited to join the ranks today and show off MY beautiful Wilder!
Hello! It is finally starting to feel like AUTUMN here in my area, and honestly? I’m waffling about the whole thing. Two days ago, we had temperatures in the low 80s. I lamented that while I love a nice 80 degree day, it felt like a full week into November felt a little late in the game to be holding out with warm muggy days! However, yesterday we woke up to temperatures just barely above freezing and spent the majority of the day in the 40s. Apparently, I cannot be satisfied, because this was also unsatisfactory to me. Does anyone like this type of weather? I most certainly do not. However, last weekend we spent a lovely weekend in the woods in Broken Bow, Oklahoma… And THAT was peak autumn perfection. Chilly evenings required a jacket, but sunny afternoons got close to the mid-70s.
When I chose my August 2022 stash-busting project, I wanted to focus in on something that would help me start to make the transition into autumn! In 2021, I purchased a couple of very cute printed satins from Fabric Godmother with the plan of finally trying out the Saltwater Slip pattern. While I had success sewing a satin Sicily Slip Dress for my brother-in-law’s wedding last year, satin still feels slippery and scary to me, so I decided if I ever wanted to sew those three cuts of pretty satin, I needed a plan to just dive in and do it. I chose this fun, rust colored satin with sassy little ladies all over it and put it on the list.
I am so excited about this top. I love to see a classic white button-up, but I’ve always felt like I was dressing up in someone else’s clothes when I try to wear one. Whether pairing it with cute trousers for work or denim shorts for a preppy look, I feel like it feels off-base from my usual style and out of place on me. So this is my own take on a collared white-ish button-up that fits my style a bit more!