The weather today was cool and damp, so I decided to wear this summery dress with a cosy cardigan. The dress is from Vogue 1179 DKNY, made in a good quality jersey from Tessuti fabrics, and the cardigan is an ancient one from Witchery. I was barefoot most of the time, but when I did go out briefly I wore the shoes pictured (from Wittner). I used to wear this dress a lot until the combined effect of "sack" comments from my partner and a large rear-view in a lift mirror put my off it. I think I did a good job with the dress, but the design may accentuate certain curves seen from behind :-).
And here's a photo that shows the dress better - taken when I'd just finished it:
Yesterday was cooler, and I was out and about a bit going to the GP, the shops and a family dinner, so here's what I wore...
Trenery jeans and jumper, camper shoes, Witchery sunnies, me made t-shirt and bag.
I blogged about the t-shirt back in December; it's a hybrid made from V1013 and V1128 that looks like this up close:
The sleeve shape means it layers well over a close-fitting long sleeve t-shirt too.
The bag was made using a small piece of loose woven cotton from No Chintz in Sydney, with a layer of wadding then some interfaced thin cotton.
The pattern came from Ric Rac's blog, but I had to make a shorter strap - not enough fabric. It nearly matches my jumper - near enough was good enough for me!
PS I should mention my daughter also chose a bit of me made today: she's wearing a Gap skirt, a Bonds singlet and blouse made from cotton voile using a pattern from the Japanese book "Cute Clothes for Good Girls" (or something like that). The original in the book is shown in a heavy cream linen, with pocket flaps, but my version is good for summer - and for building ponds in the garden beds.
Hope you have a good week!