I just finished these pants recently and absolutely love this pattern, Burda 7944. They fit like a dream and went together quickly and easily. I love the wide legged "menswear" look in pants and these really fit the bill. Especially love the cuff at the bottom. I'm planning to make these up again this summer, so no need to draft that pattern from my favourite jeans again! The fabric from Fabulous Fabrics is sort of a gunmetal blue/grey linen, but in some lights it looks purple, sometimes almost brown. Love it.
Last Friday my daughter and I visited the op shop and the rest of my outfit is my finds on that day. The shoes I posted about last Saturday. Still can't believe my good fortune in finding them. I washed the two tops over the weekend; I'm sure most people wash their clothes before sending off to the Good Sammy's but can't always be sure of that so I always launder them myself before wearing just in case.
My daughter expressed guilt that we were shopping there, and that we were "taking the best stuff". The thing is; there is always so much stuff at the op shop. So much. I feel that even though we aren't charity cases that any reduction in the amount of stock in the stores would be welcomed by the staff. Also, I donate quite a lot to Good Sammy's as well as buying off them, so feel like I'm a pretty good customer.
I like the colour combination in my outfit today; makes me think of the colours of my bougainvillea seen against the heavy bruised clouds of a stormy sky, much like what I saw when I looked out the window this morning. I must be very susceptible to my surroundings as I so often take inspiration from them, when dressing myself as well as when planning my next creative output.
Saw my friends this morning and trying not to let myself get upset about something tactless one of them said, probably without ill intent. Visited Spotlight on the way home and by way of compensation I bought some beads to make myself a few new necklaces. Also arranged with D to visit her house and photograph her tea cosy this afternoon, after my office duties.
Top; Aztec Rose, op shop
Cardigan; Saba, op shop
Shoes; Sandler, op shop
Necklace; souvenir from Egypt