Yes, I've been sewing and quite enjoying it for a change. I can never buy clothes off the rack without heaps of alterations required, so I am resigned to having to make them. I have a couple of favourite patterns and they lend themselves to lots of variations.
The top was made from a 2 layered silk skirt which I needed to patch to make the fabric go the distance. I then overdyed it with a 'black' but the fabric was beige/orange tones, so I ended up with this rather lovely sage/olive. It's cool and comfortable.
I needed some grey pants to go with several tops, so bought a long Indian cotton shift dress on the 'throw out rack' and made these pants. Again lots of patching and 'pojagi' style seams with some rather dodgy hand stitching. Love 'em - also cool and comfy, and I even managed a small pocket for the tissue and car keys.
I get great satisfaction from recycling my fabrics and making new clothes - the 'wabi sabi' factor, and the desire to save money and the planet.