Simplicity 1873 Sun Jacket

One of the┬ástrategies I use to maintain my current level of activity is have my dad take me for a drive in the afternoon. It gets me out of the house at a time I’d really rather be sleeping, and ensures I stay accustomed to the (horrible!) motion of the car. The sun has been so hot this summer that I can feel it burning me through the windscreen (sunscreen or no), and I’ve been covering up with a multitude of scarves.

A woman stands against a garden fence. She wears a blue and white polka dot sun jacket, yellow shirt, and red floral print skirt.

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The Accidental Dress – Marimekko-Inspired Simplicity 1873

Before my most recent relapse, I had been doing a bit of sewing here and there to earn money: alterations and costumes, mostly. I decided that an Etsy shop might be a better way to channel my craft*, so built up a stock of retro-style clothing made from vintage sheets. Unfortunately, I am now not well enough to keep up with the demands of an Etsy store**, so decided to claim one of the dresses for myself.

A woman stands in front of a weatherboard house. She wears a sleeveless fit and flare dress in a bright, Marimekko-style print and green flocked brogues.
Wearing my beloved Mel flock brogues.

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