Self drafted dress, Metalicus petticoat, Vogue jacket in red silk hessian, also a self drafted Tshirt underneath (not seen) for some extra warmth. This photo above was taken by Craig on the Pont Neuf in the setting sun.
I had a perfectly lovely day, meeting up with Donna for some very enjoyable girly chatting, lunching and shopping in the fabulous fabric stores in Montmartre, and for knitting yarn at the most divine little knitting cafe L'Oisive The. It was such fun, and it was so nice to meet you Donna!
Ok, going for the touristy shot here, but when one is a tourist one is but helpless to resist, no? That's my excuse, anyway... :D
Here I am at the famous landmark along with about a bajillion other people... wearing my creamy ivory Vogue 1247 skirt made of a curtaining remnant, a self-drafted Tshirt (not seen), KwikSew 3667 light grey fleece hoodie (thank you Mary for this cute pattern!), and self drafted grey/beige footless tights. I confess I laughed to myself when I tossed these tights into my suitcase, thinking no way am I ever going to need these. After all, it is nearly summer in Europe, right? But I figured, oh well, tights don't take up a lot of space, so what the hey... And here we are; and it is freezing in Paris. Thank goodness I did pop in the pair of tights!!
Now, just to note: Craig has taken all of my travelling photos so far, submitting patiently and good natured-ly to my strict instructions about where to stand and how to frame the shot although I have to admit that some photos were candid and were not stage-managed by the camera control freak (ie. me) However on this day he was attending a conference, the real reason behind our sojourn in Europe; and so this is a self portrait. I did not take my full size tripod, but used instead my little gorilla-grip tripod and the self-timer button on the camera.
Attending the conference dinner, a river cruise; and aha! I just knew I had to have brought those annoyingly space-guzzling high heels for some reason other than to just look glamorous on the plane!! Also wearing a lace skirt of my own design based on Vogue 7303, self drafted white cotton Tshirt, Colinette chenille scarf, Burda beige cotton trench coat. I had intended to deposit my trench coat in the cloak room and wear my scarf draped glamorously across my shoulders like a stole since it looks quite nice that way, but it was so cold! so I wussily did not remove my coat all evening :)
Self drafted and dyed purple Tshirt, Burda 7863 black stretch cotton corduroy jeans, my hand knitted fitted cardigan in chocolate brown Jo Sharp summer cotton. Another self portrait since Craig is again at the conference and I spent another quietly self-indulgent morning exploring Paris on my own. This photo taken in the Jardin du Luxembourg.
I got confused with the dates (easy when you're my age) and almost forgot to include this day, which is ridiculous since it was an important one... we spent the day with our simply delightful exchange student Laura, and had the pleasure of meeting her lovely mother for lunch also. We became extremely fond of Laura during her stay with us in Perth, she was like a daughter to us and it was wonderful to see her again. Isn't she just totally gorgeous? This blurry action shot in front of Notre Dame is the only one Craig took this day showing my outfit... my black jeans, my chocolate brown hand knitted cotton cardigan, my Colinette chenille hand knitted scarf, and not seen here but I am also wearing a self-drafted Tshirt and hand knitted socks, as usual
Taken in the Jardin des Tuileries; with the Louvre in the background. Wearing black corduroy Burda 7863 jeans, a self drafted Tshirt (not seen), the grey fleece KwikSew 3667 hoodie (thank you Mary!), and my Vogue raspberry silk hessian jacket. Oh, and hand knitted socks of course, not seen either. Our last day in Paris :( but I am very glad to get home and see my children again.
And so that is that! Thank you to all those who were kind enough to comment on my travelling wardrobe and I am looking forward to catching up with returning comments now...
We are now at home and I am tackling a mountain of washing, but I do have some wonderful new fabric and wool purchases to play with, as well as a holiday knitting project that I took away with me to do, and is finished and ready for showing off as soon as I can get my photography act together again; watch this space... :)
Later dudes! or should that be, au revoir...?