The leopard coat brought a touch of glamour to the scene down at Leigh. Also worn: self-stitched bird skirt, Saint Cardigan, vest and pants. You know, I really feel myself and the leopard coat have worked through the differences we had in the beginning. It's been there for me like no other garment during these challenges!
A relatively predictable outfit for staying home and doing some sewing: self-stitched skirtain, ruffle front jumper, vest and pants. What were you sewing? I hear you ask. THESE:
Look! I have some trousers! As some of you may know, as a result of the extreme wardrobe cull I had prior to my move back to UK, I jettisoned all my trousers and jeans because, when I was honest about it, none of them fitted very well. In an attempt to re-populate that section of my wardrobe, I purchased Burda 8488 a couple of weeks ago having seen Quixotic Pixels' awesome version, and planned to make some sailor style jeans. But what with my new job starting next week and only currently possessing one black outfit, I thought I'd better whip up some black trousers instead. Using some cotton twill and metal blazer buttons I got for 30p at a charity shop last week, these are the result. It feels so good to wear trousers again, and subsequently trainers (I hate wearing trainers with skirts). I had to adjust the front shaping at the waist to accommodate my belly and took in the width of the hem a tad (they looked a bit like two skirts rather than a pair of trousers with all that fabric!) but I am super pleased with the result. Expect to see these A LOT in the forthcoming weeks....