Sorry for the unexpected silence here! I think I’ll continue my october theme until the second week of november because of it. Last week I went on a five-day-long trip with school, an event which can be very exhausting for me and I’m sure for many other people. Luckily, there were cats, chicken and sheep I could coo about and rest beside. Nevertheless I came prepared in the form of outfits. People often seem perplexed about the seemingly lack of comfort or warmth of my clothing, but truth is I feel most comfortable, warm and happy in clothing I truly love. Like this outfit.
I love this cardigan because of the cat and bright red wool but also because I am reminded that I found it in cold winter months on etsy for cheap while I was in Switzerland and couldn’t afford the warm cardigan I needed locally. When I wear the knit shirt with the sweet bow I am reminded about how I bought this unawares of the exact same (but for the colour) purchase of a friend. I feel comfortable because my feet are super warm in pink H&M socks and tights both of which are surprisingly soft. I feel like I can kick ass in those pastel Docs. And I feel all tingly and happy when looking down at my skirt because I made it myself after many, many frustrations.
I got this sweet flower fabric that was originally a table cloth on the flee market for an euro or two with the idea of making a simple sixties mini skirt of it. But when I started I cut the shapes while being distracted and when I tried to sew the two pieces together I was horrified to see that it was anything but the cute A-line I had imagined. It was more like an oblong. I almost weepingly put it aside after deliberations with my seamstress friend and trying but failing to puzzle together a decent pattern with the scraps of fabric. Months I sighed while stroking the fabric, I thought about it daily but I couldn’t find an answer to my daisy printed puzzle. Until! I bought a tennis skirt that was made of six different parts, parts that would fit the remaining fabric! So I took out some paper and sicssors and copied the skirt’s pattern and I basically have my dream skirt! Tears of joy.
I am super lazy when it comes to making clothing but I do it regardless of my hate for sewing because I simply can’t buy a lot of things I want and sewing my own things is not only a solution to that but also an answer to my frustration coming from this very non-problem (always try to channel your negative energy into something positive!). So if you’re as lazy as me but still want to make something worthwhile you can very easily copy a simple pattern of your already existing clothing to make a garment you love in a different colour or with a cute pattern and some frills added. Seriously, it is the easiest. Just make sure you can hold down your fabrics and pattern paper properly, indicate seam allowance well and just have some attention to detail when it comes to the sewing especially when finishing the garment. If you do all of that, you’ll end up with a decent looking garment even though you may have zero talent or patience, I sure have neither! 😀
Also, welcome my new theme/layout! I now have a very simple one in which I will change the background image every week or so. This week’s image was made with this horrifically adorable cat inside an ice cream cone which I found inside the myriad of files on my computer .