OWOP Day 6

Not feeling photogenic today. The first me-made version of this top got an airing today. It think this white linen version with pleated sleeves might still be my favourite. It is the closest to the original RTW top I copied.

I got dressed and felt a bit plain – plain white top, plain grey work trousers (Clovers). Sigh. A necklace wasn’t going to work with this neckline ruling out my normal fix-it approach. So I wrapped a silk scarf around my wrist. Something I’ll do again – slightly quirky, colourful and doesn’t get in the way.



OWOP Day 4 and 5

Day 5

This is getting fun. Today I found out a colleague has been a member of Australian Sewing Guild and thinks the ASG convention she went to was the best conference ever. Funny how asking someone if they’ll be in your photo opens up different conversation rather than educational research.

Here’s my grey knot top interstate at a meeting today. Apologies for the shocking photo quality but I had to include Cheryl and her not-so-secret-anymore sewing background!

Knot top goes to Melbourne

Because the light was so dim inside, when I got home tonight I asked my son to take some photos but they turned out to be against the sun. Let’s pretend they are meant to be supersaturated and overexposed shall we? Today I just flipped the ties one over the other and it worked better than a knot on the bulky fabric. Note to self: Yeah, tidy the bench next time.

Day 4 was the day of the splodgy top. Here’s me in the garden after work. It works better with the black skirt than the speckled grey A line I wore for this day.

Look over there...

Only two more days to go and the white linen hasn’t even had a showing yet! The splodgy top will get the final day – a conference presentation in Alice Springs where it is forecast to be 34 degrees C.

OWOP Day 1 and 2 and 3

Erm, can I play catch up with my photos?

As I flagged earlier, I am using a ‘knot tie top’ as my OWOP garment for Tilly’s fab group idea – One Week One Pattern where we wear versions of the one pattern for a week non-stop.

OWOP Day 1

Saturday was a horrid day weather wise. I buried myself in polar fleece without thinking and at dinner time realised I could ‘dress for dinner’ rather than scuppering my OWOP efforts before I’d even begun.

OWOP Day 2


Sunday started crisp and bright, still with a bit to the air so I wore the same top in a layered approach with a merino tee underneath. I wouldn’t normally layer a top like this so the challenge has already got me thinking more about using my clothes in different ways. The day warmed up enough to discard the merino and enjoy the sunshine later. Looking at these photos I realise how close the living space wall colour is to this top!

OWOP Day 3


Monday Day 3: I wore my newly made grey sheeny knit version with long sleeves to work. Here’s a shot with my office roomie – Ned, he’s lying on the consultation table behind me. I work in a medical training organisation and get to share my space with a full sized simulation mannequin. Normally he’s very quiet, zipped up in his bodybag carry bag. This top feels very different being made out of knit fabric. TBH the knot is a bit heavy and pulls down the front, good thing I raised the neckline on this one!