After years in almost exclusively dresses and skirts I turn to one of the great mysteries of hobby sewing, the trousers. Actually I don’t like sewing trousers at all! And that doesn’t even have anything to do with the zipper but with the fitting. If you sew for yourself, you want to make a piece that you really like afterwards, don’t you? But that means first going through the hell of fitting perhaps to find out afterwards that the result doesn’t suit you at all. Thank God I chose “Colette Juniper” this time. Colette Juniper is a kind of ”Marlene trousers“ as we say in german but reminds me more of Wigan Casino and Northern Soul Dancing than of Berlin Babylon. Juniper has nice wide legs and a wide waistband that sits nicely on the hip and cuts a good figure. I’ve already made 3 Colette Junipers and more may follow. Take a look and let yourself be inspired 😉
So. I had a hair cut! Not an easy decision, but the right one. My hair hasn’t been that short for almost 20 years. Suddenly it is much easier choosing fabrics and patterns, to abandon the eternal black and even sometimes wearing lipstick. But that’s not the only topic I’d like to talk about today. I had some serious thoughts about style and wardrobe I would like to share and ask your opinion and I’d like to present a pattern I really like: Seamwork Leonora, a skirt with button placket at the front and patch pockets as seen in the late 60s, early 70s (and in H&M). I changed it slightly so that the skirt got almost a faint 20s vibe, at least in shape, but it is still wearable without appearing overdressed.