Oh wow - half-way through September already!
Challenges: Just another day at the office. Wayward fringe.
Attitude / Inspiration: "Yay! I like this 50's pattern blouse - let's add some sparkle-y jewellery!"
Gaps: This is my new Boden cardigan, as worn yesterday. I haven't mentioned the coat situation... my only home-made coat is very heavy felted wool. So I have been wearing a Redoute parka. We have lots of weather here!
Solutions: Can I be bothered making a raincoat? Nope. Despite there being a very smart trench-coat pattern in Burda 09/10. No - I don't fancy the Lady Grey sew-along, before you ask!
Conclusion: I don't know what I wore before I made my Bella trousers! Today I added a blue glass 50's-style brooch from Joules to the whole Bella / blouse / cardi thing I've got going on! Not that you can see it very well in that picture...
Challenges: Construction project Board meeting, several cobbled streets and a building site away...
Attitude / Inspiration: Let's wear the 1940's tea dress.
Tea dress from a 1940's pattern, blogged here
Black cotton jacket, blogged here
Knickers, as before
Gaps: Dare I say "none"?! Though an anti-static underskirt might have been a good idea.
Conclusion: The only thing I don't like about this dress is that it is so lightweight and "flippy", I can't tell if it has blown up in the wind. I wore these totally flat red shoes (from Red or Dead) because I knew I had to negotiate the cobbles of Old Aberdeen. But really they are too flat and I felt a bit clumsy and out-of-alignment.
Challenges: Autumn has truly arrived: wind and rain! A cross-departmental meeting, so needed to look like a grown-up.
Attitude / Inspiration: Autumn!
I made this skirt a long time ago. Blogged briefly here.
Black jacket, as yesterday
Knickers, as before
Gaps: Long-sleeved black top, raincoat, thermal vest! And although I can't make them... I need to mention the shoes... These are the shoe/boots I wore to my wedding to FL. I took them out of the box today to find they were covered in green and white mould - mmmm - stylish! And the toes are almost worn through at the points.
Solution: I applied my car windscreen-cleaning cloth to the mould, but there's not much I can do about the toes. Shoe repairs are SO expensive - have you noticed? It cost me £6.50 to get little bits of rubber glued onto the heels of my boots. Is this something I could learn to do myself?
Conclusion: Cobblers! I need another pair of winter shoes.