Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I love the color mustard


Do you remember when you started liking a certain color? I do! When I first saw Michelle William's mustard dress at the Oscars in 2006 I fell in love. On my recent trip to the Michael Levine loft I saw some jersey in almost the exact color, so I grabbed a few yards of it to make a Renfrew shirt.

This is my fourth Renfrew and second time using jersey for one. When I used jersey the first time, I complained about the collar looking too baggy. Johanna and Ginger suggested cutting the neckband piece a little shorter and it fixed the problem. Thanks for the suggestion, you two!

If you have been reading my blog for the last few months then you probably have read about my last three Renfrews, so I won't get too detailed on the sewing part of it. I added three inches in length like I usually do, but other than that there weren't any other modifications. Now that it's almost Fall I will probably have to start thinking about making some long sleeve versions. Yay, Fall!

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  1. Looks great on you! I have a friend with red/auburn hair and she also looks amazing in mustard yellow. It's one of her best colors. Me, not so much, but i can wear really bright yellow.

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  2. So cute, Erin! It looks really professionally done. I must be the only one who hasn't made this pattern yet :( I gotta get it together!

    p.s. I also love the color mustard but I don't wear it as much with my red hair. I think it's a much nicer contrast with dark hair. It looks beautiful on you!

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    1. I think you could totally rock mustard! You should buy the pattern and then make your own version so we could be twinnies!

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  3. It looks great! Mustard is such a great color.

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  4. Oh, Colonel Mustard envy! This color makes me look totally unhealthy- you look amazing in it!

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    1. You know, when I finished the shirt I didn't think I would wear it because it made my skin look weird, really pink. Then the next day I put it on and it looked fine. Maybe I was in bad lighting?

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  5. Mustard is the bomb! You look fantastic in this and are turning in to quite the Renfrew pro. Well done!

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  6. Another great top. The color looks fab on you!

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  7. It is a superbly awesome colour, and you wear it well! So very in line with Autumn, too. Love it!

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    1. Oooh I didn't think about Autumn. I'm accidentally going with the seasons haha.

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  8. This looks great - I really love this colour, but it looks awful on me unfortunately. You wear it well!

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    1. Thank you! At first I didn't like the color on me, but the next day I decided that I did. It might have been the lighting or my makeup haha :)

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  9. LOVE this color (and I have a burning-hot girl crush on Michelle Williams-- she's just SO CUTE)! This looks GREAT on you, especially paired with the leopard-y headband!

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    1. Thank you! And Michelle Williams is pretty rad!

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  10. I love love love that shirt and the color Mustard. I find it so flattering on paler skin tones (I'm super pale and I love it on me). I love the fit of that shirt. Oh, to sew my own clothes - never again would I have a shirt that was too short! I love longer shirts. This shirt looks amazing on you.

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    1. You should start sewing! I will sew with you in your new place. Do you like how I am inviting myself over? haha

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    2. I would love that - we're just a BART ride away from SF. :) Until I get a sewing machine, you are invited to come drink and talk shit with me!

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  11. I admit, mustard has been growing on me... This looks so simple and sweet- and hey, I'm so glad my advice helped! Hooray! Renfrew high-five!

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  12. I love mustard!! Just bought me some mustard colored tights for winter. This shirt is awesome!

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  13. You totally rock mustard, and I love the Renfrew on you! I'd never thought to lengthen it, but maybe I'll mix things up and add some inches myself :) Well done!

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  14. No wonder you like that mustard color, you look great in it!

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