Good morning! How was your weekend? Mine was great, and I will write a bit more about the Art Walk tomorrow (with some pix!), but today is Monday so I have an outfit to share.
I’ve always admired chic women who can pull off the wool shorts look in the winter. Due to aforementioned stunted legs, I am not an ideal candidate for this fashion trend.
K, however, with her slim physique and long legs, is rocking the cold-weather shorts. I had just enough of this grey/black wool to sew the shorts and not an inch extra. The pattern is from this book, which I love. The pocket flaps and tabs are lovely, and these details step up the stylishness of the shorts. I used mother-of-pearl buttons and I think their opalescent sheen works well with the dark wool.
And I tried my second Figgy’s pattern. The Ayashe blouse is simple and comfortable, and quite sophisticated. I wanted to try the version with the ties instead of the stand-up collar, and the shirt came together pretty easily. I don’t know why, but I always want to use gold with Figgy’s patterns. When I made the Sunki dress, I used a stunning fabric with gold tulips and this time, the cream linen is dotted with embroidered gold floss. A touch of Midas.
I liked the ties loose, rather than in a bow:
And my mom got K this shrug/vest/thing. I think it adds some hilarity to the outfit. Or maybe it looks high fashion?
Yo yo yo, what up?
Here’s the texture of the wool and a close-up of the button – I love them so much.
And K’s second top front tooth is coming out! She’s rocking it back and forth in the most grotesque manner and deriving a lot of pleasure from my groans of disgust.
I’m off to find our tooth fairy pillow…