Ok..I should have said, "..like a slightly older, wrinklier, greyer, shorter super-model than you're used to seeing..."
On Friday evening, shortly after I realised that I'd turned most of my trapese-line top samples (that had been worn and had faded slightly) into my crocheted rag rug a few months ago, I pulled out a pile of knit fabrics and began sewing up a somewhat-frenzied pattern-free storm....
Having bought this purple fabric only because it was cheap enough to use for toiles (muslins), I didn't expect to put on this little dress summer dress and NOT WANT TO TAKE IT OFF. It's a gorgeous viscose-lycra blend and is super-fluid and comfy. It would be beautiful to wear on one of those 40-degree days we have here in Summer. Unfortunately, with top temperatures averaging around the 15 degree mark lately, I can't see it getting much wear for a wee while yet.
I'm suspecting modal or tencel is the other fibre in this black lycra-blend jersey. The fabric is fine but has a gorgeously heavy drape, like a wood-based fibre does.
Raphael cherub (completely ignoring the glaringly obvious grey hair and wrinkles.. and the dress, come to think of it...).
...and it's suddenly occurred to me that with my hair all not-so-super-model grey, I can actually wear marl grey now. I never used to feel good in it.
..and here's one I prepared earlier...
I made this red cotton-jersey number during the summer, and have worn it a lot since. It somehow escaped the rag rug.
The class at Kimono House on Saturday was loads of fun - but I think there are enough images here for one post, so I'll come back to that one.
In the meantime, if you're inspired to try pattern-free but want a bit more help than my instructions in my book, you might like to book into the class at Bargain Box Fabrics in Mornington on the 26th July. (I actually have no idea if there are any places left in the class, but you could always ask!).