These are some of my favourite work combinations - and will be a great starting point for my next adventure (and as an aside, I rather like the slightly longer hair . . . . ). Now I want to move more towards the casual look - shorter jackets with longer shirts/dresses, cropped trousers, Oooh! I can't wait!
I have been prompted to investigate this look/style further as I will be working from home more often from now on. Although I get to dress quite casually at work - jeans is the norm for most of my colleagues, I do like to dress more smartly - I've got to wear my lovely clothes somewhere! However, I now have the opportunity of doing my job from home, so will be spending more days in my home office and as much as I like my PJ's, I was looking for something that was just as comfy but still work appropriate. Sort of!
Now there are quite a few mainstream patterns that I think would give me this aesthetic such as these:
Source Butterick 5785
Source: Butterick 5925
Source: Vogue 8793
And these lovely patterns that were gifted to me from the lovely GMarie - thank-you so much! So many patterns . . . . . ! I think that she knows me better than do myself!
I downloaded a few patterns designed by Tina Givens, in particular the Jaqueline suit and the Phoebe top and trousers. So I am busy cutting and taping right now - these pattern pieces are HUGE in comparison to the jeans and cropped cardis that I have been making of late (I think that the shorter cardis will look great with a longer top hanging under). I've also sorted out some fabrics to play with:
There is a lovely mix of cotton, linen, ramie and bamboo. Oooh, purdy!
Well, I am off to play now - I should have some photos by the end of the weekend . . . . . but in the meantime, how well do your sewn clothes match your life?