... or what I wore out of house today. The morning sun was low and highlighted the skirt, one of my recent makes. I spent two weeks sewing last month, literally all day every day! You've seen some already and there will be more cropping up in the weeks to come.
skirt: me-made (2013)
blazer: Zara (2012)
shoes: Medicus via Deichman (2013)
scarf: some Helsinki-based designer (2010)
The skirt was a puzzle. I often impulse-buy a yard of fabric when I see a nice one. But hey, a yard?
That seems like nothing, but if it has no nap or pattern to align you are in for a full skirt. I applied my knowledge of medieval dressmaking to this skirt. It is put together from straight and triangle pieces just like the originals which is a great way to get fullness with a shorter length of fabric.
Well, mine is a bit more up-to-date, but our ancestors did know how to make a precious piece of fabric go farther.
Lining is another pattern, just for fun, a piece of houndstooth netted lining.
The scarf is a well- loved piece. It is made by some Finnish designer (I cut out the tags, sorry...). It is woven seamlessly, one half lengthwise is black sheer silk, the other half has this awesome hand painted color run from a deep emerald towards a bright moss.
me-made-Mittwoch (go on, have a look! If you sew, link yourself up, it's easy even if you don't know German)