| What I Wore | Unflattering

Said a friend to I: “Those loose clothes of yours don’t do anything for your figure”

Said I to my friend: “I like them”
Said a friend to I: “They are so unsexy”
Said I to my friend: “But I feel good in them”
Said a friend to I: “I say if you’ve got it, flaunt it”.
Said a friend to I: “Why?”

Then my mind wandered as the smell of jerk chicken wafted through the air and thankfully the rest of the conversation faded. 

Being comfortable is important to me. I am mostly comfortable in my own skin and so like to feel comfortable in my own clothes too. Tight and prone to awkwardly migrating clothing sometimes make me feel quite fidgety and distract me in the most inconvenient of ways.

I made this top myself. The mask was bought in Tokyo.
Sandals are from Office (bought a few years ago). The culottes are from ASOS.

Cloth designed by Naomi Ito for Nani IRO Japan.

I do like dresses and skirts and even closer fitting forms of both when the mood takes me. Yet I also like loose-fitting garments that allow me a freedom of movement that I enjoy in my everyday life and the basic shapes and minimal design represent a form of honesty that I crave. I find it quite fascinating why some people are of the opinion that the latter are somehow less flattering/feminine. Is it a cultural difference of opinion perhaps? I wonder!

I suppose it is a culmination of these ideas that lead me to draft the pattern for and  this top. It was simple to sew and I like how it turned out.

The cloth is 100% cotton double gauze which is very soft, airy and so lovely in summer. The abstract mountain design is something that I fell for instantly. It is made in Japan and designed by Naomi Ito for Nani IRO.

P.S. This is the newest mask in my collection. I bought it in Tokyo but will talk about it properly soon!