If you ever wondered how my wardrobe plan for the week works it is often driven by the pair of shoes chosen to wear for the four days I am away (can't be bothered to carry extra shoes for such a short work trip). Once I had decided on the United Nude Zen bootie everything had to work with the colour red, and then the navy of my recently sewn trousers which led me to my Ecopossum coat cardi and...
|Left to right: Meandering Chrysanthemum Swirl top; plus Zephyr Ecopossum coat cardi; and Moochi Kicked tee|
All worn with Papercut Patterns Peter and the Wolf trousers and United Nude Zen Mid Merlot booties
|Left to right: Issey Miyake Gorgeous raincoat; Squiggles Squares dress; and Winter Floral dress|
|Gratuitous photo of the Winter Floral dress (note different shoes) included because I love the way Google has made the background black and white so the dress really pops|
Probably the biggest driver for this change is the demise of my favourite boutiques. There are now only two shops I frequent with any regularity Moochi where I have only ever bought tops and dresses; and Untouched World which provides mainly my woolly garments although I do have two pairs of their jeans.
Interestingly I haven't bought any trousers apart from the two pairs of Untouched World jeans since Andrea Moore closed in March 2018. My waist has recently expanded and many of my Andrea Moore trousers no longer fit. As I can't be bothered to find another go-to source for trousers you will probably find a few more trouser makes featured on the blog, including the Papercut Patterns Peter & the Wolf trousers worn in these pictures.
This week of me made clothes has me wondering about trying to wear a sewn garment every week day for a month to identify the lacking areas in my wardrobe. This idea was inspired by Becky at Trial Balloons who wore a sewn garment every day for the month of May and recorded each day's outfit with a selfie. It helped Becky identify what she likes to wear in her everyday life and those garments which are a joy to sew but remain unworn.
I will have to cogitate on this idea whilst I make a few more pairs of trousers, as I don't have enough tops and dresses for a whole month without lots of repetition, which would be boring when there is so much variety to choose from in my wardrobe. Or maybe I should just take a selfie every day for a longer period of time to see what I love to wear. This would have the added benefit of helping me remove some of the unworn items in my wardrobe and provide a bit more breathing space for what is left.
And finally a picture to celebrate friendship. This gorgeous bouquet of flowers was given to me by a friend to brighten up my winter week. Not only did they look wonderful they smelt divine and came with a bar of chocolate, what more could a girl want.