I know I've already devoted at least 2 posts to her but I can't help it! (Here and Here)
I pretty much idolise Kirstie Allsopp!
I'm so glad her new series is on at the moment and I get to ooooh at the lovely dresses she wears. Her style is so feminine and relaxed! With pretty shirt dresses and wrap dresses, often with a vintage slip underneath. Perfect for any busy lady!
I think the more I contemplate my goal weight the more I want to emulate her. (She's a UK 14 bottom and 12 top. So I'm not too far off.) I don't think its sustainable for me to get down to an 8 or 10 and feel miserable at trying to maintain it. I just want to feel happy and healthy.
Kirstie also has similar opinions about family and homemaking (Crafting) as I do and I find that really refreshing!
Her manners are always spot on and she knows what she wants. She gets things done without being rude and always seems to be having a great deal of fun.
So if you were going to sew a wardrobe with her as your inspiration where would you go?
Heres a few patterns I am going to get my mitts on for that elegant casual style!
First starting with the forever useful shirt dress
I have this McCalls and I am itching to use it! A plain shirtdress is something I imagine in definitely in Kirstie's wardrobe!
This Vogue one is also on my to do list! I haven't seen more than a couple of people make it but Its such a fabulous style!
Shifts are also so easy to make, comfy to wear and if you make them in a luxe fabric look amazing!
This pattern is one I used for my Every Cloud dress and I adore it! So fast to sew up and so effective!
Now to the quintessential Kirstie outfit. The wrap dress! I am definitely intending to make a few of these!
I adore the pleating on this and have seen some lovely versions!
With this Maggie London one, I'm not sure about the hip gathers but its such a cute dress I have to try it out. Maybe in a lined chiffon?
I have this on order! Butterick 5030 is so versatile you could make one every season and it would still find a gap to fill!
Finally this Rebecca Taylor Vogue 1189. Isn't it fabulous? I really like the relaxed look of this dress. Even with leggings this would look stylish! I also think its the most similar to that first dress of Kirstie's at the top of this post.
Lets put it this way. Kirstie Allsopp, you are one stylish lady!