This fabric is not shy

I got this delightfully rainbow boucle (?) woven at Fabricland in Ottawa. It’s the stuff that Oonabaloona dreams are made of!

It’s black and nubbley pink, with eyelash yarn woven through in green, yellow and white. It’s hard to capture on film, but the eyelash yarn is quite shiny and catches the light in motion! This is actually the subdued side – the other side has more eyelashes. Which now prickle into me like a hair shirt, so it’s only to be worn over t-shirts and not tanks!

Speaking of which, I miss having logo tees in my wardrobe, so I’ve been buying some RTW ones. My husband has a huge collection of logo tees and likes ones with a social message (aka. No War but Class War) – I’m taking it in a more child-friendly route and buying tees that are all about inclusion, like this Pride shirt from Old Navy!

Enough rambling – Have you figured out the pattern yet? It’s the Tessuti Berlin Jacket, which I’ve made three times before. It’s very similar to other patterns on the market, of course. I was originally planning to make this fabric into a Chanel-style jacket, but decided that this lose shape would actually get more wear. I think it was a good choice!

If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ll know that this weekend was the one-year anniversary of my concussion. I’m so grateful for all of your support here – it made me feel much less alone! I’m feeling so much better now, and I’ll be full time back at work next week. I’m excited to move past this chapter in my life!

Mwah!

Gillian


2 thoughts on “This fabric is not shy

  1. Nice – I reckon that will be one of those things that will go with so many different trousers! As for logo tops – saw my favourite ever last year – it said ‘all I want for Christmas is Ryan Reynolds’ !!!

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