I was carried to Ohio in a swarm of bees

July 30, 2013

When I was very young we had a massive garden, or it felt massive at the time, to my 4-year-old self. It had a big old tree in the middle of the sloping lawn and the wild strawberries that grew by the fence. I don't remember much, but I do recall climbing the tree beside the house after dark, getting covered in sap and then crying because I couldn't get down on my own. That was the last time I had a garden. Recently, after I graduated from high school, my parents moved back into a house with a garden and every time I'm back home I love to spend time in it. No massive trees but plenty of birds and bees and things to look at.

This outfit is probably much simpler (just a nice way of saying plainer) than most that I post here. But with the heatwave simple is best otherwise I run the risk of ending up as a sweaty mess sprawled on the tiles trying to cool down (I do that anyway, but that's beside the point). I also made a small capsule wardrobe for the 4 weeks I'm away so I toned down the statement pieces and chose easier-to-match staples.

The shorts are a pair I made from fabric I picked up from a charity shop and the pattern was drafted by following the the pattern of another pair of shorts that I picked up. The fit was so perfect that I had to copy the hip to waist fit and the dart placement. Overall I made them a little more high waisted (never too high) and longer on the leg. I'd make a few slight changes to the pattern; lower the back, straighten out the front, and put a little more room in the back.
shorts//handmade    top//People Tree    shoes//thrifted

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  1. I love your photos and the story! Very inspiring

    The Hearabouts

  2. I had bees on my balcony too! omg it was scary :(
    you are so beautiful, you know, i always smile when i seeyou <3

  3. In this weather I don't blame you for keeping things simple! Beautiful photos as always x

  4. The shorts are so cute! Nice job on the self drafting- those usually take a few tries to get right when I do them!

  5. you have such a gorgeous blog, I have just found it! love the shoes and the shorts are great. I would love to sew because shorts are actually one of those things that really suit being tailored to you!


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