Lately it seems like everybody is all about basics and wearable separates. The timeless piece that has been missing from my closet is the classic beige trench coat, the one everybody is supposed to own (you know, along with the little black dress and the well-fitting white button-down shirt). To fix this, I bought some water repellent twill to make a Luzerne trench coat. I’m already picturing myself wearing it with my favorite gingham dress, trying to channel Catherine Deneuve in The umbrellas of Cherbourg!
My other wardrobe stape: skinny jeans! I recently sewed another pair of Safran jeans in charcoal denim and I’ve been wearing them non stop. I’m planning to sew a chambray Mélilot shirt to wear with them, with short sleeves and a round collar. Well, let’s be honest: it’s flamingo-printed chambray. But it still counts as basics, right? 😉
For summer, however, forget the basics! My most recent obsession: the Tropicool trend. I’m dreaming of a pair of Goji shorts in a Tahitian print, with big white flowers on a red background. I’ve also been eyeing the Reeta shirtdress from Named Patterns, and I happen to have in my stash the perfect tropical-print rayon. So kitsch!
By the way, if you feel like sketching too, you can download this project sheet we made a few years ago. It’s in French, but it includes a silhouette outline you can use to sketch out your projects regardless of your drawing skills! 😉