There’s nothing like a week in the sun to reveal which of your makes really work. Let me tell you, double gauze is my friend and you should make it yours. Above and below are my two winning holiday outfits, both made from double gauze. The dress is Simplicity 1882 and I blogged about the Ginger skirt here. Each were photographed after these items were unpacked and left unironed. Not bad, I reckon. As low maintenance as outfits can come. The fabric is cool, breathable and extramundo flattering. It also has a ‘spring’ to it that suits a few creases here and there. A bit like linen, but without the potential to turn you into an OCD freak when ironing.
Double gauze isn’t cheap, but it’s definitely worth the investment. Go on, treat yourself! You can find supplies at Etsy or here, here and here. You can see other makes with double gauze here, here and here.
There’s a story behind the pristine white blouse. After this photo was taken, we went for dinner and I ordered meat balls with tomato sauce. ‘It will be a miracle if I eat this without spilling something on my new top,’ I said. No kidding. I managed to dip my left nipple straight into the bright red tomato sauce. In a panic, I patted the stain with a damp napkin. A blossoming, watery orb spread across my breast. ‘Now, you look as though you’re breast feeding and have milk leakage,’ my mum informed me. Great, I thought. The 43-year-old childless woman has imaginary leaking breast milk and a tomato-red stain to her left nipple. I wanted to hurl myself into the ocean below, but instinctively knew I’d make a mess of that, too. So instead, I turned to my ice-cream.
I wish I could say that the above embarrassment is untypical for me. But it’s not. Do yourself a favour – don’t eat meatballs when you’re wearing white.