OWOP Day 5 – Spotting Your Groove

Another gorgeous day here in Blighty! Today I’m wearing my giant polka dot Sorbetto with the polka dot bias trim. It’s teamed with a take on the Gertie Gathered Skirt that I made right at the start of my sewing career. It’s a raw silk or taffeta or something, off Walthamstow market. A word to the wise: Gertie’s skirt works best with lighter fabrics. Heavy cottons come out really bulky around your middle.

I recently had someone ask me advice about makes for novices. I directed them straight to Gertie’s skirt and the Sorbetto!

I’m working from home today, but am going into town for a meeting later, so I wanted to look halfway smart. And the sunshine made me ache to be in a free-flowing skirt.

You want to know when I bought that sweet little vintage, beaded handbag? When I was in Sixth Form – 25 years ago!!! Back then, I don’t think I’d even heard the word ‘vintage’ but I was still an odd teenager who liked going to antique fairs on her own to gaze at the handbags, gloves and jewellery.

I guess you find your groove, even when you don’t know what your groove is.

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19 Responses to OWOP Day 5 – Spotting Your Groove

  1. Jacq says:

    I love this Sorbetto – pure dotty perfection!

  2. oonaballoona says:

    this whole outfit is made of groove.

  3. You’ve found your groove, absolutely gorgeous outfit! Love the fact that the bag’s from your sixth form days too. X

  4. Joanne says:

    I love this whole outfit Karen – it’s divine, right down to your peep-toe heels. Maybe the outfit for cocktails hmm? Unless you have something even more fabulous up your sorbetto sleeve?

  5. Marie says:

    This outfit oozes class Karen, you look so sophisticated and proper, yet fun and fancy-free. Could be my favourite of your OWOP outfits to date!!!

  6. Looks lovely… I think I will manage to come down on Friday xxv

  7. symondezyn says:

    I will say it again, i think this Sorbetto is my favourite!! I love the dots of the fabric with the tiny bias binding dots… so satisfying!! 🙂

  8. liza jane says:

    I am such a fan of polka dots. Looks great with your skirt, too.

  9. sewforward says:

    I love the polka dots! Also, it is inspiring to see one pattern SO many ways!

  10. Amy says:

    Those giant polka dots are awesome.

  11. Funnygrrl says:

    Great outfit! It all just works.

  12. Carolyn says:

    You look so elegant! You’ve really got that little top pattern working to maximum advantage, and got your groove going, bigtime! And I love the pale pink belt, it is the perfect choice for that outfit.
    (Thank you so much for your gorgeous comment, you really made my day!)

  13. Miriana says:

    This outfit is lovely and you look very chic!

  14. Roobeedoo says:

    Yes, I agree with the the others – this is your “best” Sorbetto!
    And oh so ladylike when you add the handbag. I wish I had collected things I liked when I was younger, but I didn’t have the confidence. Btter make up for it now!

  15. Portia says:

    Halfway smart?! Are you kidding?! Beautiful outfit!!

  16. Oh, it’s just lovely. Even your bracelet matched the dottiness!

  17. Felicity from Down Under says:

    Crisp and captivating. And how well you’ve matched those dots because it’s almost impossible to tell that there’s a pleat. Hats off again. (Um, could I borrow that outfit for our rowing regatta on Saturday? It’s just the right colours!)

  18. Alessa says:

    Great outfit, you look very classy! I think the skirt looks wonderful in that fabric!

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