It's that time of the month again when I update my Fabric Friday challenge. This is where I wear a hand stitched item on dress down Friday at work, which happens once a month. Here's what I wore yesterday, snapped late yesterday evening.
Excuse the blurry (and dark) pictures. I bought a fancy camera a while back and I don't know how to stop it doing this when using the timer. I'm assuming it's my photography skills rather than the camera itself.
Anyway I wore my "Here comes the sun" top with, you guessed it, jeans. I was going to wear my Burda wrap cardigan with it yesterday but I was assured before I left for work that it would be hot and I wouldn't need it. Needless to say it wasn't that hot yesterday and I think I could have done with it when I went out at lunchtime. I've given up on the British summer this year. If you want to make an appearance great but if not, whatever.
I was going to wear my Jade crescent skirt yesterday but decided against it. I think I would be worried about tearing it or dirtying it. Even though I have an office job and sit at a desk for most of the day I still feel that I need to wear something akin to a hard wearing "uniform". My ready to wear shift dresses and suits are perfect during the week and act like a uniform and I want to feel the same on these dress down days. Even though my Jade crescent is sturdier than the other two cotton ones, and is lined, I still felt it wasn't sturdy enough.
This top looks great with jeans and in fact I haven't worn it on its own with jeans before. I love the drape of the fabric. I really should get around to making another one in a similar drapey fabric. I like how the sleeves extend to cover the top of my shoulders providing some coverage in that area.
I am currently working on a shift dress. It has been an interesting experiment. I have no idea at this stage if it is going to work. I hope so but if not it has been a great learning process.