Honestly. I am mad at myself.
I have been adding length onto garments since I was 12 so there was no excuse for this. I knew it would be short but didn't calculate the short side inserts and the sort of tail things.
And I don't wear clothes I can't bend over in. So beach for sure or I will get some of those cropped legging things and wear that underneath and feel nerdy.
Now onto big surprises which are the new fall Vogues.
Usually I like only one or two really a lot and there are a few that I would wear if I were a totally different person with a totally different lifestyle and a totally different body and a family who were more polite.
However I really liked so many of these new patterns.
Here are my picks and annotations:
|Good Jodiesque recovery. Knit and can use those neat zippers Margy put me onto from Ghee's. Could wear it as a jumper and I Would Make It Longer.|
|Probably won't make it unless I find these fabrics but think it is cool. Notice that it is sort of baggy around the stomach though but that is fine because so am I.|
|I love this so much it kills me and definitely in red. I would wear this at Christmas with an apron over it of course.|
|Not a bad skirt and the top would be something interesting and new in a fine knit, of course the charmeuse and chiffon are what make it look good. Hope it is lifestyle appropriate - this is not the view I am seeing from my office right now.|
|The photo is a print and you can't see this detail so here it is. Just looks both comfortable and elegant and ladylike.|
|Speaking of ladylike. I think I wore this years ago and haven't seen short sleeved dresses in ages. Where am I going to get all this nice wool double knit?|
|If you look at the line drawing, will try to post that down below, you can see his is quite structured, sort of interesting.|
|Comfortable work skirt and nice in a bright. I have tons of red gab.|
|If anyone thinks I am sewing this they are nuts but there were years I searched for this pattern. Looks really sensible.|
|At first I thought this was a craft project for large home dec leaves but this is a nice bag. I keep meaning to make a bag until I take out the pattern pieces and count them. This looks nice and easy and useful.|
|I have a big head, all these unrealistic ideas, and find it hard to buy a hat. This looks sharp. And hats are back which is a good thing because my hair isn't.|
|Oh yes the line art from that knit top above.|
Now what grabbed your attention?