Self-Stitched September, day 4...
I made this black parka a few years ago, completely inspired by the "urban sport" vibe of the Marni Spring/Summer 2007 collection, anyone remember this sort of look? Although I copied the shape and style from the designer collection, I drafted the pattern for my version myself. I was really taken with the slightly sporty appeal and loose comfort of this look at the time and I still think it is flattering as well as easy to wear. I was particularly pleased with how the oversized crumpled collar turned out.
The skirt is one I've worn loads over last autumn... you've seen it many times. It is made using Vogue 7303 again, out of a cheerful brilliant orange raw silk, seen here first.
Husband and children all out and occupied; I visited the library this morning to reserve next month's bookclub book (Hearts and Minds by Amanda Craig), then faced the Saturday morning supermarket crush. Got three loads of washing on the line, house tidy and am feeling virtuous and accomplished; so with a clear conscience will spend a few hours now having some quality time with my sewing machine and the fabric stash ... yes!! (air fist punch)
Parka; self-drafted, black cotton drill
Skirt; Vogue 7303, orange raw silk
Shoes; Perrini, had for so long I've forgotten where I bought them...