I wore the Trio pants with the Katherine top and they were really comfortable. I even got an unsolicitation from one of the sales ladies in a lovely shop called Bellisima. She was gorgeously dressed which made the compliment even more meaningful.
The outfit was an experiment. With it, I tried wearing more ease, wearing a woven top, and going sleeveless. We can get in a rut of always sewing/wearing the same things. It's hard to break out. You have to try on clothes you don't think you'll look good in to see how they actually do look and make you feel.
The short hemline allows us to see that I actually do have a smaller waist under there but the triangle shape of the top accents my own triangle shape. It might be better if the detail of the top were higher up around the neck and I can definitely see a point for sleeves besides covering the arms. They add width to narrow shoulders. I'll...
... try the jacket version of this pattern next time, perhaps with a slimmer pant or skirt. I'm also experimenting with balance between more fitted and less fitted garments and the illusions they create. What you pair together can make you look slimmer or heavier depending and when the width is too similar - like the picture of the jacket with the jeans in Friday's post - it gives the impression of less shape than I really have because it's all relatively the same width like I'm a tube. It's all fun but I do have to be daring and step away from what I know works really well to find some new looks. What new look have you tried lately?
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - a fun and safe trip
Our attitudes are formed by our experiences and how we chose to react to them. Therefore as long as we live, we are forming, changing, or reinforcing attitudes.
- John Maxwell