… Or: Brightening up my closet, part 1.
As I joined the world of organised sports again with Savate and Canne de Combat I was in the urgent need of a nice pair of trousers that aren’t jeans nor made of corduroy. I found some with a high linen percentage at our local Hawkbit & Milkwhite (also known as H&M ;) ) and instantly wore them at training lessons but realised even before that the legs were far too long for me. It’s not always easy being smaller than the average German girl. Oh well.
Anyway, as I’m not completely lethargic I wanted to change this and therefore shortened the hems. I used red thread for two reasons: 1. I like the combination of dark red and toned-down green; 2. I didn’t want to spend too much time on searching for the perfect colour in the boxes where I keep my sewing threads, it would have ruined the spontaneous character of the whole situation.
I’m very fond of the idea of continuity, something that I was taught at my last school quite intensely. So, I decided to add a small embroidery at one of the pockets. The motive had to be something from the copies of Celtic and Irish ornaments I got recently but I went for LaTène style instead of the usual knots as I don’t need my sports trousers to shout out my field of study. The nice thing about LaTène is that resembles Art Nouveau a little (I’m pretty sure that I once read something about a kind of influence of the former to the latter somewhere, too).
Maybe I should have spent more time on the perfection of symmetry, but the whole idea was – as mentioned before – rather spontaneous, so I don’t cry too much about the little blemishes.
It’s supposed to stay like this, I don’t want it to be filled or too eye-catching and flamboyant. I don’t even really care much if it is noticed or not. These are the little things that I do only for my own delight, little instant-suns of my everyday life.
Just like the dandelion clocks by the side of the way to university.