...And today's prize for seasonally-inappropriate dress goes to Ms Roobeedoo, who topped her outfit off with a parka and then wondered why she was too hot.
Listen, it was supposed to rain!
Today's ensemble is in the no-brain category. The blouse matches the trousers. I reach for this pairing at least once every two weeks.
However, it is not without its problems. These trousers are too big for me nowadays. A full four inches too big at the waist. Without a belt, they fall down. With a belt, they have unsightly folds which I have to redistribute towards the back, to hide under my cardigan. When I sit down, the blouse shoots out of the waistband at the back and leaves me with a cold draught around the kidneys. I therefore cannot remove my cardigan, ever, under any circumstances.
But still I reach for these trousers on a regular basis: I like the colour, they are wide and swishy and basically comfortable once I get my belt sorted out. A belt loop at centre back would be an improvement. I can't see a way to take them in by a whole 4 inches without losing the drape and shape. So I wear them on days when I don't expect to take off my (shop-bought) cardi. You know, on days when it is supposed to rain.
Today I wore:
New Look 6190 trousers in superfine aubergine wool, blogged here
Simplicity 2501 blouse, blogged here.
My Gap cardigan - tsk!
This week has been a wash-out in sewing terms and I am getting quite twitchy: so many plans and so little time!
I have cut out: a denim Portfolio dress and a 1940's blouse.
I have matched up: my blue herringbone linen with the Betsey Johnson skirt pattern
I have received in the post: A fantastic vintage-inspired but modern pattern for skirt / trousers/ shorts: one of each, please!
I have ordered: a fabulous funky 1970's hooded t-shirt pattern. HOODED, I tell you! ; )
I really want: a pattern for a t-shirt-cotton top with pleats at the neck. I can't find what I am looking for. It is my excuse for procrastination in all other aspects of my sewing life.
That, and walking the dog... in the rain.