I think I’m settling into a comfortable little rut, aesthetically speaking. Two looks from the 70’s, more than any other decade so far. The current tally, if anyone is curious, is one each for the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s, with the 1900’s in the works. If I had my way, I would get dressed each morning based on what decade is most appealing.
I’m so happy with how this shirt came out. I know it looks really loose and slouchy, and that’s because it is. It’s going to be a great work shirt. It has Dolman style sleeves, which when paired with the longer tunic mean I can lift my arms up without showing the world my pasty, fish-belly body. Everybody wins! I got the thickest, warmest cotton I could, and when even that doesn’t cut it, the shirt is loose enough that I can layer it with long-johns and I’m nice and toasty.
Here’s the shirt paired with the jeans I made last week. Again, they are neither tight nor fashionable, just like me! They’re comfortable and they fit well and I honestly love how this whole outfit looks together. Something about wearing sturdy, warm clothes makes me feel like I can handle anything.
I couldn’t find the copyright date anywhere on this pattern, but it definitely looks like a late 70’s look to me. Maybe we could carbon-date Marie Osmond’s make-up and figure it out. I have a pair of black flared corduroys sitting in my “to-do” stack, which I’m sure is going to fit in well with the over-all theme my wardrobe is taking.
Before I make more 70’s stuff, I have to go back to the early 1900’s! I went ahead and cut out the chemise, corset cover, and bloomers, but I promised myself that I couldn’t work on them until I finished one whole practical outfit. 1903, here I come!