I've been reading that Fall is making its way in the Northern hemisphere by this time of year and I can't help but wonder how it is like to prepare a wardrobe for the change of a season. Where I am, tropically hot, I could count the number of times it had rained for the past two months on my fingers. The that-time-time-of-the-year Sumatran haze even worsened the air. Black ashes on the floor at my backyard by every morning. I'm certainly looking forward to the monsoon rains!
Because of the weather, I've been turning to wearing sleeveless blouses a lot. I made myself a new one yesterday, adapting the sorbetto pattern by adding a few inches on the shoulders for a variation. Hence the bows on the shoulders. I was inspired by ::this::. I had some leftover fabric from a previous project: a smock I'd worn quite regularly; because it's a little sheer, always with a camisole underneath. This time, I lined the blouse with a thin white cotton. It was the first time I lined a self made garment.
This new blouse is a great piece to wear with my favourite scarf in air conditioned places and had helped me keep cool for most of today I'd been out.
Also, I could not believe I haven't share that Jali had made her version of sorbetto using the fabric I'd sent her. Go see!
Here's me: sneaking a photo before heading out, in my 'bows on shoulders' blouse.
and just reading Sarai's post on her chevron top made me think I ought to go ahead and make mine. and I really like her pair of velvet clover pants.