Thoughts on sewing daily wear...
I love watching The sartorialist but my life is different, and I have to adapt fashion into something that works for me. I nearly never wear high heels, and clothes that has to be adjusted through the day just doesn't work for me. I get dressed in the morning, and then I sort of just forget what I am wearing. It has to be practical, feel good, and of course look good...I hate clothes that doesn't fit me perfect, therefor for years I have been making most of my own clothes, including the rather boring but essential pieces like the long tops in black
This is an old pattern, mostly used working in the ceramic studio. See the picture of the old rag. it is dead, but you should just feel the fabric...it is so soft and heavy....love linen.... I love it so much that it is now adapted in to this pattern. Wiksten has written a little something about uniforms....and beautifull ones. I have a thing about making in little series, and I think that one of the dresses will be dyed( not sure of the colour yet...any suggestions ?? ) >UNIFORM studio makes beautiful clothes in linen, and her way of working, like a scientist doing research is interesting reading.
I like the look of a little loose tops, with the straps hanging casual on the shoulder...but these straps always falls down, therefor they have a closure solution on the shoulder ( see below ). my long jersey tops have small buttons on the shoulder, and are attached in the middle of the back to keep them from falling down ( and I like the look). Now i just hook whatever dress I am wearing on to the jersey top...and It all stays in place.
I am very careful when I choose fabric, and never really trust it before it has been washed and worn for some time. I am also very careful with my basic patterns, and some of them have been used for many years. I take pictures and keeps in plastic pockets. These clothes I never get tired of, and I wear them to the ground.
5 days ago