|In my mind this was all sorts of browns, but getting it out|
again it's prettier than I remembered.
And that's got me thinking about what I'm making again. I’ve started reading Jasika Nicole’s ‘Try Curious’ blog after seeing a post she did on Instagram. She’s been sorting out her wardrobe and looking again at colours and styles that suit her, because sometimes what we make and what we wear are very different things. I think I really need to do that. I'm pretty good at choosing things I like and will wear nowadays, but still get distracted from time to time, especially now I'm not limited to the choices in the shops. My dresses are fine – there’s not too much mixing and matching to do with a dress – but I’m seriously considering yanking out all my separates and going through them.
|That silk, this top!|
I’m not a fan of modern jersey fabrics. They’re so flimsy. Seriously, take a T-shirt from the 1990s and compare it to a modern one. And a lot of knit-fabric tops sold by womenswear departments are even worse. They show every lump and bump, every bra strap. I can’t be doing with them. So I’m looking at my beloved me-made sleeveless shirts and thinking “The pattern is perfected; why don’t I just make these in several colours?” And aside from “lack of time” there’s no good answer to that. I’ve already got emerald green linen in my stash. Turquoise, navy, mustard, white… a few more would make a massive difference. And they’ll be good for pinning brooches to which is always a massive bonus.
To be honest I'm not sure what I'd wear the silk top with, beside my beige tweed trousers. But won't it be pretty?