Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Turn My Back On Blogging?
Never!! You know me, i'm always just trying to come up with a snazzy/controversial post title. Life continues quite busy, here you see some of the fruits of my efforts.
The jacket i made from a vintage Anne Klein for Vogue Pattern of a cotton/spandex sateen. It has a very soft hand and is nicely stretchy-comfy! The highlight of the design is the wonderful seaming on the back, so i decided to use topstitching thread for the first time to show off this feature. I should have gone with a darker thread so it would be more visible, but after all this work i'm not going to rip out and re do!
I like how the front makes a little hourglass shape against the darker tee. On this jacket I challenged myself to finish off the inside cleanly - it came out quite nicely! I also added pockets under the front peplums, closing them with a thin strip of velcro. I feel this jacket could still use a little pop of something - i may add trim over some of the seams, or studs, and of course the button situation is still up in the air.
I love the way this outfit feels very me and has a certain utilitarian feel even though the individual pieces are quite clean and spare. I drafted the skirt inspired by Hot Patterns Slouchy Fly Front Skirt. It's made of a fantastic olive drab slubby stretch woven (which would make a divine moto or 'jean style' jacket). Plus it's only $9 a yard! I've also made up this pattern (with the slit in back and the hem straightened) in a black stretch denim. I like the curvy shape and relaxed feel.
Here's a better look at the detail on the back. I have a whole bushel of outfit photos to share with you - i better get cracking! Hope you are all having a fun fall, and not overly horrendously hectic!!
Jacket, skirt: self made
Tee: Target Merona Ultimate Tee (two years old and still in primo shape!)
Belt: Betsey Johnson
Bracelet: Justina Leigh on etsy