This week I am taking part in another cool online sewing community project; the One Week One Pattern project set up by Tilly... yay! I love join-in stuff like this!
So the idea is that we choose one pattern and wear our stuff from that pattern for a week. For someone like me who uses and re-uses their patterns to nigh on death (poor wee tattered things) then this a fabulous opportunity to assess my wardrobe and my pattern collection again to see which patterns are really working for me.
I did have more than a few choices :)
But after a bit of dillying and dallying I chose Burda 7723; for a few reasons.
Firstly; I have a good selection to choose from, since I have made myself five pairs of shorts and one jacket using this pattern. So I can mix it up with a different outfit for (nearly) each day of the week, which is great.
Also; we have another quite warm-ish week ahead. So shorts are weather appropriate. I would have loved to be showcasing say, Vogue 7303, an old skirt pattern which I have used tonnes of times, but half of my options there are winter-y and I would die if I wore them during the heat of the day. Seriously ;)
Plus, well, shorts fit into my life nicely this week. Yeah. Let's just say my calendar is not full. It is the opposite of full. I think walking my dog and thinking about where to take a picture is going to be just about the highpoint of each day :D
Well, OK, I do have one very nice soiree to look forward to, for which I will don my new red dress. But I will be wearing something Burda 7723 for most of that day.
Top; my own design, made from an old pair of charcoal, linen mix, three-quarter trousers, details here
Shorts; Burda 7723, made from an old charcoal gabardine skirt, details here
Sandals; Misano, from MarieClaire shoes
Nail varnish; BYS Mint Condition
random graffiti seen on our walk...