Thank you all for your beautiful birthday wishes yesterday! I was very very touched that so many lovely ladies took the time to wish me well, and I did have a delightful day and evening too, thank you.
Today we met up with extended family for a breakfast in Kings Park, because as well as my birthday yesterday it is my mother's birthday in a few days. So we had a BIG meet-up. And I
Now; for the self-stitched stuff...
This skirt, one of the first really ad-hoc and creative things I attempted, donkey's years ago, will be a lifelong keeper I think. Years later I still really love it, and am proud of it. I feel sorta shabbily feminine when I wear it, which I think are adjectives I could happily include when describing my own style. Along with alternative and slightly weird too, hehe. Up until now I have only ever worn it with either white or blue tops. Ever ever... A red jacket is really branching out. Now I've got them on together I can't think why it didn't occur to me to try different colours with this skirt sooner! Proving to myself yet again that see, doing this self-stitched challenge can be quite educational, in really forcing me to stretch my sartorial wings and really use my own wardrobe...
And the "crisp white shirt" which is not particularly super crisp any more and I really should get onto making myself another, pronto, because this is now a firm staple in my wardrobe which I can't imagine a self-stitched life without...
And my little red bracelet sleeved jacket which I love more and more with each wear and am looking forward to wearing even more now the spring weather is approaching. Yay! for spring!
Skirt; my own design, various cottons, front and back views here
Top; Burda 8497, white cotton, details here
Jacket; Vogue 2894, red silk hessian, details and my review of this pattern here
Sandals; Pedro Miralles, from Soletta shoes