For now, you will have to settle for a grey blur, centre left. This is just a tiny percentage of the flock.
So... the weather is on the turn, and I needed to perform the Great Wardrobe Switchover. I approached the task with trepidation this year, because I remember being ruthless when I packed my clothes away in spring!
My ten-year-old cotton velvet jeans are on the washing line in disgrace after I found a moth larva in them - aargh!
My navy Eva Dress trousers are still in the wardrobe but I have my doubts about their warmth. My black Audreys are still in there and I think they will be OK until it gets really cold.
But I definitely need to get on with sewing more warm trousers: Betsey Johnson flares are cut and ready to sew, and I have aubergine stretch wool for another pair of Audreys.
I have my denim Lisette for layering at home, and one work-friendly Brora 40's-style dress - woo hoo!
|The Remains of the Day|
I was relieved / delighted to discover two Boden polo-neck sweaters I had forgotten about, in navy and black. Unfortunately, having hung them in the sunshine to drop their creases, there was a definite bad smell... I will try washing them again, but I suspect they will have to go. This was why I threw out my thermal vests. Eau de nervous sweat - lovely, Roo!
I am keeping out my two Sencha blouses, South Riding and my new vintage white blouse to wear layered with a warm cardigan, of which I have seven: Central Park Hoodie, Manon, Audrey-in-Unst, two shop-bought (as seen in all the self-stitched challenges), and my two green vintage cardis from Gabrielle - hooray! And I have my two self-drafted tees. But there is a definite absence of long-sleeved tops / thermal layers. I have one brown long-sleeved tee. I have nothing resembling a crew neck sweater.
In the coat / jacket line, I have two tailored work-appropriate jackets, my home-made heavy wool coat, and the Dog Walking Coat of Doom which I have been wearing all summer - tsk! My home-made coat is out on the washing line to blow away the cobwebs. I need to wear it more often, instead of the Dog Coat. But I still want to make a smart wool coat from my vintage Betsey Johnson pattern.
|Call me Imelda|
Other than wellies and my red patent DMs, I have: my brown vintage cowboy boots, towering tan wedges and black Camper lace-up heels.
My two-tone brogues don't like the rain. My embroidered Kickers pumps are being worn to death right now and are no good in the cold.
Yes, I must stop prevaricating and buy something practical for winter workwear.
Black leather chelsea boots? Dunno.
What I definitely do NOT lack is woolly shawls ... which must be why I have two more on the needles. Some people never learn!