I won a giveaway recently, from Vera's beautiful small things simple pleasures blog and you'll never guess what but it took a mere four days to arrive from Australia. Isn't that incredible? I reckon you could easily wait that long for a parcel from the Outer Hebrides and that's really only just up the road and across a little bit of water. I'm thinking her previously loved tote will look perfectly at home with my tunic and new sandals. Did you notice them? Honestly these navy babies have just made it out of the box and already they fit like a glove and feel like a comfy old pair of slippers and I mean that in the best possible sense, I do!
Thank you Vera, your Ozzie beasts are most welcome in my wardrobe and you can rest assured they'll be out again soon enough, because Spring is well and truly on its way now. They may well not even notice the change in climate as we steam ahead into a drought, the like of which hasn't been seen in the UK for 124 years apparently and hose pipes will be banned within the next couple of weeks.
As for the tunic, that's the latest addition to the shop. A simple piece, it has a high boat-ish neckline, in-seam pockets and grown on sleeves. In other words, the sleeves are part of the body of the dress as opposed to separate entities that are the more usual. It makes for a more economical use of fabric and results in a casual piece of clothing which, for the upcoming (hopefully) warm summer days can only be described as a good thing in my opinion. I might even consider extending the wearing by layering it up with a thin tee underneath or a chunkier cardi over the top, should the mood strike!
I bought several metres of a selection of linens not so very long ago and this is the result of one of them. It's Irish linen again .. and my goodness it drapes like a dream, is a treat to sew and I can't get enough of the stuff! By the way, it is my intention to add a size 14 to the drop down bar, only it takes a husband to sort out that kind of issue ... all in good time, says he. You can always drop me a line!
Happy Wednesday. I'm working on a lampshade today, what are you up to?