I have a new game - play along with me. I have been looking at websites or catalogues which unaccountably still come through my door even though it has been two years since I bought from a mail order catalogue ( how many times have my postal details been sold?) I realised I keep doing this thing in my mind of looking at clothes in the catalogues/websites and thinking of which patterns that I already own I can use to make these clothes from.
(I am sticking to my not buying new clothes principles here.)
I love this dress with its mix of monochrome and stripes from Orla Kiely. I also love the big pockets and over sized buttons. It is made in jersey but I wonder if a similar could be made in wovens using Simplicity 3835 with an adapted neck. It just so happens I have some stripey black and grey fabric plus some plain grey and some plain black in my stash.... There are lots more lovely dresses on the Orla Kiey website - it's not just that leaf design - do you know the one I mean? Image source (Orla Kiely Autumn/winter 2010)
Then a mini Toast pocket book came through my door. I like looking at Toast clothes and ten years ago I did buy two toast t shirts in a sale, but that was in pre-children, fully employed days, so somehow I had found my way onto the mailing list as a potential customer. Look at this tunic top - Simplicity 3835 again.... (Image from toast.co.uk)
Do you see how this game works?