When is colder dressing up can be a little more challenging. I long for cosy & comfortable outfits but they tend to look very casual for all the festivities engagements fast approaching. I love the idea of wearing a mix of dressed-up and layback. It creates such interesting contrast and keeps the comfort factor super high.
I mentioned briefly my intention to sew within a coherent theme, creating a mini collection within my handmade wardrobe. The items I make under that theme aren’t necessary to be worn together but have a common starting point: Luxurious, comfortable and unexpected.
The inspiration is to take simple, casual patterns and use luxe materials, add unexpected changes, use different sewing techniques. I haven’t limited myself to how many pieces I’m making with this theme. I will probably will be sewing multiple collections at once. Instead of fixed ideas of what types of clothes I will be making it, I am letting the ideas come to me organically.
The first item from this collection was my Smoking Teddy jacket, now I’m presenting you the second: my Lace Shadi. (Pattern from named) I could have used any other knit skirt but the pattern was on sale and they suit me so well.
The changes were simple: Reduced length, adding a lace panel, side slits.
These oversize Faux Fur jumper/sweater definitely counterbalance the sexy-ness but still looks like a party outfit. I will be wearing it with tights so the balance between flesh and lace will be more subtle but I wanted to show you the lace so you have to deal with the bare legs a bit longer.
The lace is so gorgeous and I was just waiting for the right idea to use it. I wish I had bought the white now and I am scouting the internet. (yes, for a wedding outfit but not for THE dress. I’m buying mine) Would you guys be curious about my experience planing the wedding? I would probably share more next year.
I’m excited about exploration of fabrics and styles. I have kept to my favourite styles and fabrics for most part of my sewing journey and I enjoyed that safety-net I created but it’s such a nice feeling to be able to let go, even if its for a mini collection. I sew for my lifestyle and having been freed from a lifetime of corporate style I am having a fashion freedom moment. Feeling fierce and enjoy creating a wardrobe that I can wear and enjoy during this phase of my life.