Hello! Sorry for not blogging for more than a week. First I was working on an order which had to be finished (sorry, no pics).
After that, I thought it would be a good idea, to go through my wardrobe. I knew that I didn’t have that much, and that a lot of my clothes had better days, but the result was quite scary. Because I thought it was time to be tough, I threw out everything torn, too small (too big doesn’t happen anymore!) and I ended up with a pile of clothes which would fit in a not too big a suitcase.
So, my task was clear: I needed to get me some new clothes. And I know a lot of ladies like to go shopping, but I’m not one of them. When I go into town, I always have a shopping list and that’s what I’m going to look for. Nothing else.
But there is one kind of store I love: the fabric store. So that is where I went and for a start I bought two fabrics to make two blouses/tunics.
I used a pattern that I’ve used before, and this kind of blouse makes me happy; it’s comfortable and easy to wear. Exactly how I like it.
The fabrics couldn’t have been more different from each other. And that’s something else I like about making my own clothes. Once you have a favorite pattern, you can easily use it time and again with different fabrics, colors, prints, etcetera, without it getting boring.
So for the first blouse I used a cotton, looking like linen with huge flowers. Looking at the fabric closely, like in the first picture, you only see a vague, blurry amount of colors, but from a distance big flowers emerge.
The second blouse is totally different. The fabric is a plaid, with unusual colors and butterflies. It’s very lively, plain cotton.