Hello everyone!! Not a wig in sight for this post, I promise! This is my round up post for OWOP, one week one pattern, where I took the humble & very pretty Colette Patterns Violet blouse and wore it different ways for 7 days. This challenge is the brainchild of Tilly and the Buttons., and I can’t wait to catch up with others’ posts.
So I have three Violets which meant that I had to wear each twice in the week, with one starring three times. Mid week I had the panics in case the overnight washing did not dry, but thankfully we had a week of wonderful weather & the drying happened overnight. Let’s get started!
Day 1: Saturday in the garden …
A beautiful sunny day, the denim shapeless shorts came out, & I wore my double collared Violet as a jackety thing over a camisole. Yes, that is our pizza oven- how cool is it?! No, there is no fire lit, I’m just demonstrating….
Day 2: In the garden
Day 3: A work day …
Day 4, another work day:
All day in a brilliant coaching workshop, re-motivated me about running! Woo hoo! I’m wearing my double collared Violet with my pinstriped Meringue (note there is a bit of a double Colette Patterns theme going on here….I seem to be a groupie!) And yes, the sun is out & so are my turquoise Hushpups!!
Day 5: Working at home:
Day 6: a day at work
Here we are, the most worn Violet has been the double collared silky version. Worn here with my first Clovers, which having put myself through the mill of trouser fitting I now know DON’T FIT me right! Yes you heard right, I need to get at that centre crotch seam & take some width off the hips. *That* is why they felt like old dear trousers. Even though it was a warm day, I wanted to show the fabby jacket I have been wearing a lot this week too- it’s brown satin from Gap about 13 years ago & if ever there was a piece of clothing I would try to recreate it would be this. (With grey cardi peeping out too. ) Sorry I’m rather rumpled, it is just the leaping around with the self timer I think.
Day 7: Last day at work
It’s the second outing for Ultra Violet worn here with my pinstriped sari lined pencil skirt – yes that dart always looks like that & I notice it every time & will not do anything to perfect it! Merlin is embarrassed by my slapdashery, he won’t even look at me.
So how did it go? It was the perfect choice for the week – it was sunny you see. I had to be smart ALL week & as a result I fielded a couple of unsolicited compliments & discovered a young male sewster in the same building I work in which was interesting! Yes, I am not used to washing & ironing midweek, so that required me to be better organised. And that I wore so many Colette Patterns “doubles” amused me! I also think my winter wardrobe is much smaller & needs to be developed, which is happening slowly. But it’s Spring sewing now the sun’s out, surely?!
Who else enjoyed this OWOP challenge? Did you enjoy it?