If Monet Wore Tracksuits!

Even if Claude Monet would wear it, I wouldn’t let him use it for athletic purposes! You must be confused. Let me explain.

It’s the Liberty sales and I got my hands on this lush printed jersey. I rarely see heavy jersey being sold by Liberty so I took this occasion to grab myself a metre or so for a future project. I just love the print and colour as it looked like an impressionist painting that Monet would paint.

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Do you see what I mean now?

Anyway, I decided the best way to use this fabric was to make a sweater but why stop at that when I can add some elasticated shorts as well. After all, it is summer. But don’t get me wrong, having a tracksuit doesn’t mean that I’m going to the gym with it. Oh no! These babies are not getting a single bead of sweat on them!

So a couple of weeks passed after I bought this fabric and with a hectic work schedule and a shoulder dislocation (second time!), I finally muster some strength to make this tracksuit today.

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It took me several attempt to dye the ribbing to match the colour scheme of the print. After the 5th attempt and blue hands, I finally achieved this minty colour. Strangely enough, the original colour was darker (I over did it) but the wrong side of the ribbing was the actual colour that I wanted. Talk about being lucky!

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The cut of the sweater and shorts are both very loose as I wanted something less clingy. After all, with age comes the belly and having something loose does hide all multitudes of sins!

I am seeing a very interesting pattern emerging. My preference has now shifted from fitted clothes to loose and baggy ones. It takes a lot of effort to look good in fitted clothes but a looser fit is all the rage at the moment. And to top it off (purely coincidental) I bought some socks by ‘Ayame’ and the colour matched.

Oh dear! Matchy matchy!

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About syvyaw

Eat, sleep and think Fashion.

One comment

  1. I LOVE this. You are rockin’ too. The shorts were a good call.

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