I am in the mood for instant gratification. I have a capelet and two blouses “queued” but find myself sidetracked by an insane desire for a 1970’s-pattern tunic top for weekend wear.
I blame Ms Scruffybadger for this. I saw her Brighton Rocks dress and was smitten – tsk!
So here we are, edging towards the end of September, and I am planning a (sewing) trip to the seaside – yay! Still just a big kid at heart!
My plan is to make this zip-fronted tunic in that mad, bad and dangerous Brighton pavilion print turquoise cotton. To wear with jeans, or possibly (gasp!) leggings, with a layer of thermal vestage (naturally!)
Leggings and I had a major falling-out when I was pregnant with my son (so that was 18 years ago...). They were so wonderfully comfy that I wore them all the time with massive lumberjack shirts... until the day one of my colleagues at work remarked upon the bagginess of my knees, and how she hoped I would be able to lose all that pregnancy flab, or wouldn't it be awful? Sob!!!
All these years later and I have studiously avoided any further knee-revelations. My 1940's tea dress is my first flirtation with the above-joint-genre in almost two decades! And I am seeing other self-stitchers wearing leggings with their self-stitched skirts and looking mighty fine! Karen - I am looking at you!
Ooooh - I really fancy snuggling up in front of the fire this autumn in a funky tunic top, woolly jumper and some cosy cosy leggings and handknitted socks - mmmm!
Best get stitching then....