Monday, June 27, 2011

Puddle-y day

Looking at this photo, you will not be surprised to hear that we had not only the entire foreshore to ourselves this morning, but the entire park as well.  Yup.  Came across not another living soul, er, more correctly; came across no other humans or doggies...  birds aplenty were swooping from puddle to puddle, frolicking and fossicking about like crazy; overjoyed at all the wonderful worm-rich waterholes that had popped up overnight.  Making hay while the sun shines, so to speak, except the sun isn't shining hehe...  hmmm, so that doesn't really work, but you get my drift.
Today feels reeeeally winter-y, like winter should feel and thank goodness (14C-18C, if you're interested).  The rain is sooo welcome.  You see, when it rains in Perth, it really rains; comes down strong and heavy.  This is pretty fabulous, because it makes up for all those plentiful in-between days in which we get no rain.
This dress.  Can't quite shake the suspicion that it is borderline frumpy, but I've hung on to it because it is a good winter one.  I made it quite well and to last, if I say so myself.  The fabric is a good quality wool suiting mix, and it is fully lined and with a central back invisible zip.  I think maybe the skirt is a tad baggy on me, but this becomes a good thing when you want to, say, run like billy-o over to shelter during a sudden downpour.  Or curl up on the couch in the evening.  And possibly the hemline is maybe a tad long to be worn on its own, but I think the proportions of the dress look right when it is belted, like I have done here.  And belting =  warmer = a good thing.  In winter, natch.

Top; self drafted, grey/mauve jersey knit, details here
Dress; Burda 8511 fully lined and with fitting modifications, tobacco coloured wool mix suiting
Infinity scarf; self drafted and handknit by me from cream pure merino wool, details and my pattern here
Belt; emu leather, from Luxe
Tights; Kolotex
Socks; not seen, but handknit by me too, details here
Boots; Andrea and Joen, from Uggies in Dunsborough
Brolly; Charlie Brown, from David Jones

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