There I was sat at my desk, Ella happily destroying the new office rug, when I said out loud, ‘I fancy writing a blog post!’
And here I am!
This is my summer lockdown outfit. Shall we pause to consider that I’m also wearing a) jewellery, b) a watch and c) lipstick. It felt SO strange to pick out jewellery. Remember when that was a thing?
The trousers are Simplicity 8389 version D, made in a black silk with a beautiful drape and heft. They feel absolutely gorgeous to wear. I sized down one size from the pattern guidelines – I think I could even go down another size. I took an inch off the leg length.
There’s lots to like about this pattern:
- It’s easy to sew
- There are no closures (zips or button holes)
- The front waist panel lies flat to the stomach
- Super stylish pleats at the front waist
- A tapered leg
So, how do we all feel?
I’ve been pretty withdrawn, as you may have noticed, as life shrunk to a two-mile radius of my house. But today, I saw TMOS for the first time since before lockdown. He seemed immensely cheerful and hailed me enthusiastically, which was really nice. I’ve avoided the market until today, but I get the feeling it’s been going on quite merrily without me.
I miss my friends terribly, but am beyond grateful for my lovely boyfriend.
The family is closer than it has been for years – we check in with each other on a weekly basis.
My newly sedentary lifestyle has impacted on my fitness – I need to start Couch to 5k AGAIN.
I also need to sew some face masks – the disposable ones give me the heebie-jeebies. I think I’ve seen too many grubby ones discarded in the street. I’ll try Tilly’s mask tutorial. Any other patterns you recommend?
I’ve actually had some pretty sizeable life changes during lockdown, but we can chat about that another day. I feel … full of introspection, aware that the world has shifted fundamentally for all of us. I think it’s made me feel a bit odd about sewing. I don’t know where it sits in my life any more. Let’s face it, I don’t know where anything sits in my life any more!
How about you?