Happy Friday! I am so smitten with this Sailor Collar Pullover embellished with sashiko stitches. I used silver embroidery floss for a little bling around the collar and pockets, and love the subtle glitz it gives the charcoal grey linen top. The pattern is from the tried-and-true book (I am going to make every single pattern!). I really took my time with this pullover and I’m really proud of it. I am gaga over everything, but the angled pockets and leather buttons are high up on the list of things I love about this top.
And how cheerful is that green flounciness? A perfect pick-me-up for the ever increasingly grey Pacific Northwest weather. K calls it her “lucky skirt” because it makes her think of four-leaf clovers. It’s actually a culotte, from a bygone era: shorts that look like a skirt. Genius! Made out of Japanese double-gauze, it’s soothingly soft. Pattern from this other book, but frankly, these are so easy to make, you hardly need a pattern.
I have to talk a little about those amazing boots, which are obviously ginormous on K because they are mine. They are from Cydwoq, and retails for close to $500. I found them at an end-0f-summer sale marked down to $70 a few years ago. The craftsmanship is impeccable. The pricing, unbeatable. And they are size 37, exactly my size! …the catch? I can’t zip them up. I thought the stiff leather just needed to be broken in, but unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case. The ankles are achingly tight and try as I might, I haven’t been able to slide the zippers all the way…so sad. But because they’re so beautiful and because I hold onto the hope that I will miraculously have thinner ankles and lower calves, I keep them nestled in my closet. Maybe they will fit K one day.
We had a fun photoshoot:
Have a lovely weekend, friends! I leave you with some detail shots: