To day I decided to make the most of my holiday and started the day off wearing this dress which was made as part of the "3 dresses from one pattern challenge". In fact I must try and wear the other two this summer:
When I got home after a hard day working I was hot sweaty and changed into this which I love:
But I also LOVE this conker tree. Unfortunately my other half didn't quite get that I was also after a photo of this lovely tree which is in full bloom right now. I just love it. I will try and get a better photo tomorrow,
which as I suspected when I finished making them I don't like much. They are cool ( temperature wise rather than "cool") when its hot but next time I make culottes I will use a different pattern. Cullottes are and have since my teens been a favourite of mine so I will make more. Its not the clothing type I don't like its this particular style.
with this top which surprisingly I do not think I have included on the blog. Really this should have been part of my original 100 garments. Still never mind. Its a Burda Pattern from 09/2014 for the oversized sweatshirt.
This morning I wore my cold shoulder jumper to do allotment work and this afternoon I went to the supermarket in my black flares and my wide neck top which I am now considering adding two shoulder straps to, to make into a cold shoulder top.
This started out a complete disaster since I could not understand Burda at all. I have got better at that, understanding Burda instructions that is. I actually like the end result. Reminds me of vampire clothing!
Since I found I am pretty much wearing the same items over and over again this month despite me having choices I suppose it is time I made an effort to wear something different.
To be honest my work wardrobe is a bit limited due to me having spent the last 3.5 years as a student when I could pretty much wear whatever I wished. Though one thing I did do as a student was to make sure things were wearable with Toe-tector boots. Now I am in an office and doing PC work so no boots needed but my clothes do not often fit into that environment. It is meant to be business wear but so far I have got away with wearing me-made. I obviously need new clothing since I have a six month contract. I also started this blog as a student so I never made things to wear that are " respectable" and now I am having some issues. Partly it is down to my lack of imagination with combinations of me-made clothing I do own and needing to leave very early in the morning so I need to try to work out better what goes with what.
Today I two me-made items. I wore my boxy orange top with RTW trousers. I made the top here: http://brackencrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/i-was-originally-at-this.html
It was the very first garment I made when I began my challenge to make 100 garments. I have definitely got better. I really could tell today when I looked at how I made that top. I do like it still but it was very much somewhere to begin.
I also wore my me-made-hair tie and it is also here:
I needed new work clothes. Particularly trousers so I made a second pair of the Burda Flares I made here but in pin stripe: http://brackencrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/98-and-99-sports-top-and-flared.html
since I like the first pair so much. I am not so sure to be honest about that front seam but they are made now and perfectly acceptable as work clothing although with hindsight I should have spent a bit longer and mated the pattern better. Still the fabric which is a very stable knit was only 99p off ebay so its not the best experiment so far but has given me an ok pair of work trousers. Next time I would change the direction of the side stipe if I was making again then it would not matter so much about matching the pattern on that front seam. It simply does not match!
I have some new patterns now though so am intending to try out some which have more panels and pieces. I fancy more sports wear styles and bought several patterns in a Jaycotts sale recently so need to try them. All I have actually made so far is a jacket here: http://brackencrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/98-and-99-sports-top-and-flared.html
from McCalls 7482 but the leggings pattern is also tempting so maybe I should have a play with that pattern next?