If you follow my Instagram account you must be familiar with a couple of pairs of trousers I have been wearing a lot lately. These pants feature a unique side closure, which is inspired by the iconic and in my opinion problematic Gurkha trousers. When I say iconic, I mean it: Gurkha trousers feature a… Continue reading The Gurkha trousers: when style meets imperialism.
If there's an article of clothing besides suits I really love, it's jumpsuits. They have the practicality of a dress - one item, and you are done - but pants! Yes, some awkward toilet moments are inevitable when donning a jumpsuit, but to me the positives outweigh the negatives. It' no surprise that when I… Continue reading Vogue 1645 by Rachel Comey
Finally, it is here: my new linen suit! I got this Irish linen last year with the idea to make this suit and I finally followed through. After 3 versions of this self drafted jacket, I think I have nailed the general shape. This time I opened the quarters slightly more for increased ventilation and… Continue reading Linen suit: ready for summer
With summer coming, or rather, with summer here, I’ve been thinking more and more about my armpits. Yes, you read that right. One of the first things I tried to fully embrace over the years is that I am inevitably very hairy. Besides the curls (which apparently also constituted a subject prone to bullying), the… Continue reading Zadie Jumpsuits, tattoos, and armpit hair
A couple of months ago I was browsing my IG feed and came across the latest collection of Ready to Sew patterns. Ready to Sew is a French pattern company with many quirky and stylish designs. After days (weeks? months?) of working from home, I was pretty convinced I needed some nice room wear to… Continue reading Inside clothes who?
Hello there! Last month, while visiting my favorite vintage kimono store, the shop assistant came up to me with star shaped eyes and a summer kimono. There were several holes, especially in the back, which sadly meant this hand-stiched gorgeousness had ended up in the "remake&recycle" section of the store. Since she knows I mostly… Continue reading The Acton Dress: a refashion
Hello hello hello! If you live in a climate like East Japan, you know summers are long and very, VERY humid (now, this year is a bit weird, as the rainy season came from the North instead of the South, and it's still ongoing. Hopefully, we'll experience a cooler summer than, let's say, last year).… Continue reading All I want for summer is you – the Hilo Dress
Hello there! How are you doing? Today I want to talk about shirts. And not the boring (which I love, guilty as charged!), easy-to-tuck-in-and-corporate-feeling white shirts, but the fun ones, cropped and with overlays! Free cakes, you say? Where? WHERE? I have been searching for the perfect white shirt pattern forever, a search which is… Continue reading Style Arc Blaire Shirt
When it comes to clothing, one of my greatest frustrations has always been pants. Often, if they fit on the waist, they are too tight on the hips, and don't even get me started on the inseam! In addition, I have over the years developed a love for super-high waisted pants. They fit me much… Continue reading A make from long ago: Style Arc Teddy Pants
Summer you say? But look at that sky! Oh, my first blog post! To be fair, this is by no means the first blog I start. Once I had a decently successful science divulgation blog (I was an undergrad, it was a simpler, way more carefree time!). For a while now I have felt the… Continue reading Ready for summer: linen Persephone pants