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Monday, March 1, 2010

More Ottobre Tees

Why is it that the day before uni starts back the mojo also comes back?

Today I was thrown back into the insanity that is full-time study (this time post-grad. Gosh I love saying that. Post-grad, , post-grad, post-grad....) so, of course, Saturday I had a "what am I going to wear" attack, which of course led to emptying out the wardrobe.... That took care of Saturday. Along the way my linen cupboard also got reorganised which had nothing to do with my wardrobe, but did desperately need doing. And I wonder why I have nothing to wear. Sheesh.

Anyway, yesterday I felt I really should do some sewing. I fell back on the trusty Ottobre gathered neck tee (Ottobre 02-2007-04) which seems to be the backbone of my wardrobe. Well, the stuff that gets worn. Because we've had hot weather lately, I made short-sleeved tees, thus guaranteeing the rain and cool temperatures today. Both came from stash and snuck in at being sewn before the fabric reached the 2 year mark.

The first tee I like and it conveniently looks good with my purple Burda cardigan. I'd like to claim that this was all part of some great wardrobe plan, but I can't.



The second tee I'm not so keen on. The fabric is a lot clingier and unless I'm standing up completely straight without breathing, it tends to find a bit of fluffiness to cling to. (Note I'm blaming the fabric, not my lack of will power, Christmas and an addiction to all things chocolate. ;) ) As I'm rather keen on breathing and completely incapable of standing up straight every minute of the day, I'm thinking I now need to sort out a cardigan to wear over the top.


At least they boosted my wardrobe a bit.

5 comments:

gwensews said...

Nice tops! I love the red print. Good luck with your studies. It's been so many years since I had to study, I'm sure my brain would explode if it was stressed!

KID, MD said...

Both cute! Have fun at school you post-grad you. That's too exciting!

Judy Ross said...

Noice! I suppose I'd better enjoy these, as we won't be seeing any sewing from you in a while. You could always post a pic of yourself in a skirt. That'd be nice ;-)
Oh yeah, did run out of credit on my ph last night - as did D, so I couldn't even text you from his either!

beangirl said...

very nice. I'm always impressed when anyone makes anything (considering busy busy lives), so I think two tops is pretty cool. And they actually match something else in your closet? Amazing!

Katharine in Brussels said...

Congrats on being post-grad :) and on having two tops that work in your wardrobe.