I'd like to start with a big thanks for all who replied to my previous post sharing their frustration with occasionally making wardrobe misfits. Thank you. I think I needed a bit of encouragement to look through all my clothes again with a healthier attitude. Having my 11 year old daughter, who has grown so much recently- SHE CAN WEAR MY CLOTHES already ( maybe a belt needed for jeans, but in general everything fits). Well, I know this happens with ids, I just always thought I will have to face it later rather than sooner. (SIGH)
Anyways, all my misfits have now travelled sucessfully into her wardrobe and I have much clearer picture o what I need for the winter season and also a few things I kept overlooking, like a pair of lovely straight black trousers, their floor length makes them ideal with very high heels platform shoes.
I have a pair of heel sandals to use for the summer, but I also got myself a very nice pair of lace up ankle boots on ebay ( bless ebay.com!) I can't even start expresing my excitement and anticipation of wearing them with not only the trousers I rediscovered, but a few different looks.
So my wardrobe gaps seem to cover two main areas: tunics, prefferably those you could wear over a long sleeved polo neck (it is freezing here already) and skirts (again, something sexy, but wintery)
I have looked through some of my old magazines and Burda patterns and there are the top favourites I would love to try making.
I have a cut of a thick grey jersey and I would love to make a lined maxi skirt, to suit my grey Savida jacket, that I wore in Italy on 2009.
My pattern choice falls on the October Burda Magazine maxi skirt 103 (left).
I love the sexy mermaid silhouette - I think it will look fab (hope my hubby thinks the same- he is my worst critic LOL)
And then, of course, I am going to make a pencil skirt, or two- something very basic, as a building block for the outfits, so to speak. I am sure I will find a simple pattern in one of my mags in no time.
The tunic dream is a bit trickier. The one that I love is a pattern you buy ( not a download) and they do not ship to Ireland, and even to Estonia - even though it is on their shipment list- so I have to really search for a similar pattern.
It is a very simple one, but I do prefer working with patterns to drafting them myself, so I'll keep searching. Anyone knows anything like this? Here is the drawing too- very simple:(please let me know if this rings a bell)