Picture credit: Pomadour
See the picture on the right? I like this look!
That jacket says it all for me - neat little tiny collar, 3/4 length sleeves, asymmetric pocket flap feature - ooh and it looks as if it is made in a linen / cotton blend.
Then there's the swooshy cool chemisey-smock underneath, layered up over a camisole, and it curves at the front- it isn't just straight across. It might be a bit "maternity" but that model still manages to look slim in it.
And a pair of cullottes with massive hems... and boots! Love it!
There is always the fear that these are clothes designed for a bigger gal than me. How many times have I tried on billowing layers and ended up looking like I had raided the dressing-up box?
It's a Lagenlook look - dramatic layering, beloved by art teachers across the world.
The patterns are in a Japanese sewing book I spotted at Pomadour: Mrs Stylebook Spring 2010. So, in theory, I could make these clothes for myself. But I have a previous copy of Mrs Stylebook and haven't made anything from it, because it only shows drawings of the pattern pieces - you have to draft them yourself according to your own measurements. And there are virtually no instructions on how to sew them together - just a few terse comments in Japanese.
Tsk - I need to get my sewing confidence back before I dive in way beyond my experience! Inspiring though!