Something new, a quick fix project and nothing very exciting, but practical.... the evenings are getting that little bit cooler and when the sun dips below the yard-arm (whatever that means, really) my legs need some coverage. Hehe, since two days ago I posted our current temperatures no doubt hardier Canadian and New Zealand people are going to get a laugh out of that one, but I am a bit of a wuss when it comes to the cold. I really feel the cold. Even our mild Perth winters are often too cold for me. Yah, I know, pathetic, right?
So I made some leggings, using the pattern I made custom fit to myself, here. It's pretty easy to make your own leggings, the only challenge being to get decent fabric. The usual challenge. The fabric I used is the last bit of red jersey I had left, after I made my gloves, here. It isn't very good for leggings, having not very much stretch ... but they will do for as long as they last. Hopefully the colour will go some way to cheering me up on a cold grey winter's day, although one of those seems ridiculously unlikely right now I expect we will get some.
So, honest disclosure time coming up now, when I looked at this photo I thought ooer, bit daggy, and considered not even putting it here on the old blog. But pictorial evidence is a good thing one can but learn from, so I took off that little brown cardigan and put on a nicer smarter khaki one for the rest of the day, and a lovely silk red/blue/pink striped scarf for when I went to run a few errands later. And took off the leggings, yeah. Well it is a little too warm for them. And I'm wondering whether it's high time to retire that skirt.... But no photo of my more presentable daily self, sorry. I'll take one some other day.
And the backpack is not my daily handbag either... I have let this backpack appear in a few other photos before; I use it to carry my camera, tripod and shoes along in if I want to take a photo when I take my dog walkies in the morning. It really belongs to Sam, but I borrow it sort-of temporarily on a permanently on-going basis for a few mornings a week, if that makes any sense. It's the perfect size to fit in the aforementioned goodies. Compare this compact light little thing to the backpacks we carried on our hike last week, below!
Top and cardigan; Metalicus
Skirt; Vogue 7303, olive green corduroy, styled in 6 different ways here
Leggings; own design, red cotton jersey, tutorial on how to make your own here
Backpack; souvenir from Santa Fe
Shoes; Perrini, had forever