I tell you, I am kind of struggling with this challenge. Looking at my wardrobe it is full of clothing made for warmer months and nothing much to keep me warm! Mind you I do live in Brisbane and it doesn’t really get “cold” here even over winter.
This autumn/winter season change has had me scrambling a few times to find something warm to wear. Maybe I should look at making some more winter or trans-seasonal items.
The above photo shows what I wore over the 7 days last week. I really should have numbered the picture 5 through 11.
Day 5 – Gabriola Maxi skirt – Sewaholic
This is my favourite skirt and I can see that I will continue to wear it through the winter. Perfect with a cardigan, tights and boots. The only problem I have is that the fabric is starting to pill and look as cheap as it was!
Day 6 and 10 – Black Kirsten Kimono Tee with me made cardigan and scarf.
The first wear this week was with my Milobo cardigan that I crocheted 5 years ago. It is a simple top down pattern. I have black velvet ribbon laced through the eyelets just to be different. The photo is overexposed so you can see the detail.
After it was washed, I wore the shirt again with a knitted shawlette worn as a scarf and my goto aqua cardigan.
Day 7 – Colette Sorbetto
I have quite a few of these shirts in my wardrobe. They are all made from quilters cotton and though I do love them they are all a little short on me. I wore this one to the schools mothers day morning tea.
Day 8 – Kirsten Kimino Tee with self drafted A-Line skirt
This version of Kirsten is made from a dark chocolate merino wool knit. It is very comfortable and warm to wear.
Day 9 – Summer concert tee – Dixie DIY
I had just finished this shirt the day before and had to wear it. I will be blogging about it later this week. This pattern was part of the first perfect pattern parcel and it is made from the Tessuti Jaywalk fabric.
Day 11 – Shearwater Kaftan Make it perfect
I wear this shirt a lot and the photo really doesn’t do it any justice. It is so easy to make and looks great in a range of fabrics from vintage sheets to Japanese double gauze.
This one is made in a very simple broderie anglaise (cotton eyelet fabric) that I purchased in Singapore a few years ago.
He is a blurry photo of me wearing it at my sons birthday a few weeks ago. I was trying to sneak away with a tea and biscuit, but I got caught.