I am itching to get on and sew an actual garment, instead of cute little ditsy homewares.
The first idea buzzing around my head looks like this: wide-legged trousers with a neat shirt. Headscarf bandana thingy optional!
Oh look - two-coloured brogues!
As for the shirt... hmmm. I have my bow-tied-neck blouses, my back-buttoned tops and my baggy Rockabilly blouse, but I have yet to find a simple "go to" shirt pattern for everyday, non-fussy wear.
I found this fab 1940's pattern on Etsy and was waiting to hear if the seller would consider shipping to the UK, when I discovered that Susannah was selling the same one, in my size - amazing!
So that was destiny, wasn't it?
I rather fancy that little over-top too - see the shape of the neck?
Or is it just the fact that it is orange?!
I think I have a problem.
I really want to make the multi-buttoned / pleated version (top right).
My imagination is shouting at me to buy some satsuma-coloured babycord from Ditto, and finish it with black buttons. (Orange again?!)
My brain is telling me to use that weathered brown herringbone canvas that's in the stash, trimmed with metal buttons... maybe source some WW2 land army buttons?
Though sometimes, I admit, I do take things too far...
And then the Toast catalogue arrived and filled my head with a very particular shade of blue/green and the idea of multiple strings of beads in tangerine or navy or even ivory and ochre.
It's not the clothes themselves that I covet, it's the colour pallette. And apart from navy, I have none of them in my stash.
Maybe the beads are the way forward.
Anyway... Me Made March anyone?
Do I need the pressure?
Pass the Cointreau.