My style has gone through various changes over the years but one thing that remains constant is my love for colour and print. The good thing with getting older is that you get a better at knowing what works for you. So for the last year or so I’ve been editing my wardrobe, only leaving items that I love and actually use. I’ve become very picky about the materials and origins of the clothes. I’ve also learned that I don’t need an enormous amount of clothes, just versatile items that work for most of the year.
While editing down my wardrobe I haven’t really been buying any new clothes, which has left me short of some essential items. The problem? I can’t really afford the designer clothes that fit my criteria and I struggle to find time to for sewing. The solution? To take the time and make one piece at a time, properly. So that’s what I’ve now started, Project Dream Wardrobe.
For a while I’ve wanted to make a woven t-shirt that is loose but not oversize. So I made a pattern that I can easily customise. First up from that pattern is this t-shirt with a wrap shoulder detail. I used an African wax print fabric that I got as a gift from one of my aunts. I love the bold print and strong colours.
Next project will maybe be a skirt or shorts. Sitting in an office in this summer heat has proved to be quit a wardrobe challenge!