Ever since I found that runway shot from Celine with the floppy linen pants I have been slightly obsessing about them. Starting to think that I really needed some, that if I didn't get myself a pair of floppy linen pants in my wardrobe that I just had absolutely nothing worthwhile to wear at all... I couldn't go about my daily business... that everything was just going to self-destruct... Well, not the last. But definitely that a pair of loose floppy linen pants was kind of an essential, that I had to have, but now. Then I discovered that of course I already do have some. Tucked away, fairly floppy, and just begging to be worn with the loose white top, so I could look tres fashionable, just like in the Celine photo.
Problem solvered, crisis averted. Sometimes burrowing about in one's wardrobe brings pleasant serendipitous moments, when an old garment is rediscovered and donned straight away with little cries of joy. Hello, old friends. You will be worn again this summer, promise.
And the white top, with the attached shoulder thingys. I tried tying them up today, sailor style. I like this way. Ahoy there, me hearties. No that's not right. That's pirate speak. Hehe. Ay ay cap'n. That's more the go.
So although these pants are not super floppy, and are a sort of gun-metally bluey grey and I am really craving the wheat colour, I think for the mo' these will be fine. I'm trying to work with what I've got here.
I wish I could make everything that inspired me. Too time poor, sadly. My sewing is always a compromise between filling gaps in my wardrobe, and more inspired projects involving fabrics and patterns that really capture my passion at that time...
Sometimes (often) I wish I had a more co-hesive colour scheme happening in the wardrobe, that I could just grab anything anything and it would all go together like a dream, because I was one of those wonderfully organised people who only shopped and sewed to a plan. But I'm not one of those people. Sometimes I wish I was, but I think I would probably get bored with my carefully planned and co-ordinated, perfectly matching wardrobe and just perversely get the urge to bust out with something random.
So I think I'll just continue with the whimsical buying of fabric and yarn just because I see it and love it, that is not planned but passionate. And just make it work.
Pants; Burda 7944, blue/grey linen, to see these styled in 6 different ways go here
Top; "a" from Unique Clothes Any Way You Like, by Natsuno Hiraiwa, white cotton
Sandals; Anna, from MarieClaire shoes
photo at right from Celine Spring/Summer 2011