The Not-So-Boring Black Dungaree Dress

Hello everyone!

I’m just swinging by because I realised I still haven’t linked last month’s Minerva make, and my next one will be up in the next few days! No, there really isn’t much time or headspace to sit at the computer and get on with this sort of thing these days. Children. They’re cute, but they’re smelly and steal all your time.

Anyway, last month’s make is this gorgeous (if plain) black twill Cleo dress, which I’ve been wearing loads as none of my old Cleos fit me at the moment. You can find out more details over on Minerva’s site: https://www.minervacrafts.com/blogger-network/post/the-not-so-boring-black-dungaree-dress

I’ve been sewing when I get the chance (finished my first bra–so proud!) and doing plenty of wardrobe planning. I had myself the perfect little autumn/winter capsule planned using patterns from my stash and have bought most of the fabric I need. Then I discovered the Kibbe types and they made a lot of sense to me. I reckon I’m a classic face on a dramatic body, which explains why dramatic (and dramatic classic) clothes look great on me, but the necklines are sometimes too harsh. I think I can get away with classic and probably even some soft classic necklines (like sweethearts and cowl necks) so long as the rest of my outfit is pretty dramatic in style/colour. It’s got me thinking about my capsule plans anew, particularly in terms of necklines and knitwear. It’s also got me wondering if I should rejig my rockabilly librarian style board…

Hopefully I’ll find time to do a more detailed post on this soon (and blog some more of the things I’ve been sewing), but until then, anyone else gone down the Kibbe rabbit hole and come up for air?!

Ciao for now!

xx

2 thoughts on “The Not-So-Boring Black Dungaree Dress”

  1. Ooh, I’m off down the Kibbe rabbit hole now because I’ve never heard of this! Sometimes you have to make the plain garments, to go with all the lovely bright patterned things

    1. Be warned, it’s definitely a deep rabbit hole and easy to get lost in. I’ve gone all Alice in my wanderings! Still not found a dodo, though…

      I’m trying to make more plain things. They’re not always the most appealing to sew, but I definitely get more wear out of them as I’m not really one for clashing patterns so I need them as separates. I’m trying to find a reason I’ll enjoy sewing every plain thing, and at the moment it’s tailored details and topstitching that are winning out.

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