Post celebratory let-down; I did have a lovely day yesterday, and thankyou so much for your lovely birthday wishes! Hmmm, re this morning's outfit; both old favourites. Both of these pieces I contemplated throwing out last summer and both got a last minute stay of execution. Later I was so glad I hung on to both of them. These are the sorts of clothes that are definitely me. Maybe looking a little old-fashioned now? but I am feeling the pull of my collection of soft lacy crinkled clothing in dreamy faded colours now the summer days are almost upon us. The weather is so lovely and warm now! but we are still desperate for rain.
Looked through the wardrobe this morning, and even though there are only six days of self-stitched September to go; not that I'm counting...! I have probably a dozen more ensembles I could have chosen from. So I don't know why I'm feeling a melancholic lack of faith in my sewing abilities at the mo. I do know I really need to clean out my wardrobe...
And yes, I did skim the pool and do a few hours yardwork in this outfit, but sans heels of course. Heels and gardening are not an efficient match. I put the heels on again afterwards. Domestic divas need to keep up appearances...
Skirt; Vogue 7880 view B, sage green self-embroidered cotton
Top; Butterick 4985, cream broderie anglaise cheesecloth with random lace overlays and crocheted lace ties
Scarf; refashioned old jumper, cut up and felted, see here for tutorial
Hat; Country Road
Sandals; akiel, op shop