Me Made May: Day 5

Dress: Anna Allen Demeter Dress with remixed linen tablecloth from Adairs

Every so often Gorman does a line of clothes with an artist that absolutely stops me in my tracks. And even though I have some issues with Gorman, and I KNOW the likelihood of me finding something that fits is close to zero, it’s usually enough to get me in the door for a browse. Dana Kinter is one of those artists, but sadly apart from a brief window of time just after E was born I’ve never had any luck fitting into anything Gorman has done with her.

Enter Adairs. This homewares brand has done a couple of ranges of bedlinen with Kinter (including a padded duvet cover that I turned into a quilted coat you’ll probably see later this month), and this season they’ve expanded the range to include a fabulous linen tablecloth printed with artwork of honeyeaters and gumblossoms. At 150x240cms it was exactly the right amount of yardage to turn into a frock, so that’s what I’ve done!

I used the Demeter dress from Anna Allen again, but used bias binding instead of facings to save on fabric. As usual the pockets are annoying me, and I wished I’d used the Fen dress pockets instead, but apart from that I LOVE it.

The tablecloth was $160, which was expensive, but I reasoned that if I’d seen a dress in this fabric for that price I wouldn’t have hesitated. It’s a lovely soft linen that has a decent amount of weight, and works surprisingly well for dressmaking

Me Made May: Day 4

Top: Lochers
Pants: Muna & Broad Sculthorpe pants from The Fabric Store linen
Shoes: Empress

These are my fabulously comfortable Sculthorpe pants, made with a heavy linen from The Fabric Store

I’ve been wearing the absolute hell out of these pants, they’re so versatile and functional. I cut a size larger than my previous Sculthorpes, which I think may have been a mistake, as the linen definitely stretched out a bit as I sewed, and now they’re bewilderingly baggy.

I don’t really have the time/skill/wherewithal to alter them, so I’m leaning into the volume (apparently skinny-leg pants are passé now anyway, hahahaha oh god I’ve never felt so old)

Wearing them today with my trusty Empress Australia shoes, and a sweaty sweater from Locher’s Paris that says “let that shit go”. A mantra to live by.