Almost impossible to photograph culottes, don’t you find? But I love this outfit and wanted to share.
This is another version of the B6178 culottes (currently on sale!) made in a black something from TMOS. I liked the fabric because it was nicely matte. Nothing worse than shiny black fabric. It has a little stretch to it, which makes it super-comfy for wearing. The stretch does mean you need to check fit before inserting the zipper, but that’s no biggie.
I bought the necklace from a vintage shop in San Francisco, on a trip where I was lucky enough to meet Beth of Sunny Gal Studios and Shams of Communing With Fabric. I bumped into Shams again this week, when she was in London along with Vogue sewing pattern designer, Kathryn Brenne.
It was lovely to see Shams! I vividly remember the last time we met, stood on a sun-kissed San Francisco street, laughing at the end of a happy sewing meet-up. I even remember the designer store across the road, where I went to inspect the hems and finishes of their dresses, and just round the corner the legendary Britex Fabrics.
I always love to buy a piece of jewellery on trips away. Memories warm my heart each time I drape a necklace around my throat, or slip a stud into my earlobe. Accessories really do make the best mementoes. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!
Of course, now I ache to make another trip to San Francisco. Maybe I’ll sew some culottes to wear there. (I really should make a pair in chambray, don’t you think?)
Do you have favourite memories that spill out when you open your jewellery box?