i’ve recently found that a lot of my best work needs a bit of an incubation period before i truly understand its value. weird, right? maybe i get so caught up in the construction and the adrenaline rush of having finished the damn thing that it takes me a while to really work it properly in to my wardrobe and lifestyle.
this vest is one of those pieces. originally created last year in a frenzied rush of construction pre-vacation, i loved it from its inception but never really understood it – how to wear it, how to style it, how to accessorize it and make it feel comfortable on my body. in some ways, i think my recent mini-hiatus from sewing has forced me to better appreciate what i already have; it’s definitely forced me to reevaluate some of my clothing choices.
but who cares. i’m in love now. this could be a winter staple.
vest: marfy 2276 in “double c couture wool” from gorgeous fabrics
blouse: joie faux-chantilly lace overblouse
skirt: floor-length elizabeth & james