Its a rare occasion that I’ll get a new outfit. It’s seldom bought, and more often manufactured, and generally in a frantic rush. Usually its a quickie manufacture of the silk hero vest teamed with white jeans and the trusty tweed.
However earlier this summer (yup it’s taken me a few weeks amidst the wedding season to rush to share this with you) I was treated to a special meal, an event which I felt required an extra-special outfit.
Whilst I’m happy with my jeans… I just wanted something special, yet a bit quirky. Since visiting Sri Lanka in 2012, I have itching to make up the silk sari fabric purchased whilst there. I always thought it lent itself to something special, but didn’t want to make a one-off evening dress I would never wear again (#lifestyle changes!).
A slightly different sari was purchased but here it is in 2016. I’m not one for sketching my designs – which can be a pain as they live in my head constantly, but I had an idea for using the different motifs for a “hero” t-shirt top and culottes.
Panic struck; having tried on the two-piece I felt it was too matchy-matchy and needed something to break up the striking sari cloth. A quick delve into the fabric mountain produced a remnant of silk morocain. Three hours later…