A while ago, I identified that my wardrobe was seriously lacking in basics. Especially, solid colours and separates. I have a lot of printed dresses!
On my list of things to buy or make to resolve this issue were a denim skirt, denim pants, linen pants and a few solid tops. My linen Renfrew tank was first off the machines. I even went to Country Road one Saturday and tried really, really hard to buy some casual pants and linen trousers. No such luck. I did buy the top I'm wearing in the photo above. Mr N said it looked nice and I had to agree with him!
As the clothes shops weren't helping me, I hot footed it to Clegs around the corner and bought two pieces of linen. I then went home and bought a few Tessuti patterns. I then went through my stash and found this denim and my trusty Moss Mini pattern. I'm well on my way to fixing my wardrobe!
I bought this denim in Sydney for a pair of Juniper pants. I've made the Juniper pants (photos coming soon) and managed to get the Moss Mini out of the fabric as well. As the front and back have a seam down the middle, it is easy to make the pattern out of the bits left over.
The Liberty print is a scrap my mum gave me. Or I may have taken it...
Such a good and basic pattern. I did a sway back adjustment on this version which stops the back bunching up. The length is as per the pattern which is a touch short for me but I'm learning to show off my legs more.
I did manage to buy some new black flats. Hooray for Ecco shoes! I have huge feet which makes shoe shopping extremely difficult. I discovered Ecco shoes have a decent size range and are well suited to my need for underfoot support (hello stress fracture). I just wish clothes shopping was less painful. It is so depressing trying to find clothes to fit. I think fabric shopping is so much better!
Pattern: Grainline Studio Moss Mini Skirt, size 14-16
Fabric: Denim with 3% stretch from The Remnant Warehouse
Alterations: Sway back adjustment, graded down a size between hips and waist
My photography assistant was taking a rest.
The black linen trousers are almost finished. I have a white cotton lace Kimono Tee waiting to be cut out and a pair of royal blue linen Tessuti Laura pants on the table. That should get me out of trouble!