Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Spring Pantone color outfit
Make a two piece outfit using the Spring Pantone Colors? Challenge accepted!
So, the dress was a giant pain to draft and make for such a simple thing, as I wrote in a previous blog. But the jacket was surprisingly easy and fast to make, considering it is a jacket! I adore the jacket, very 60's retro. I think it will get a lot of use this year.
James was not available to take pictures today, so Liz did it all. I think she did a darn good jab for a not quite 6 year old! Also....does this outfit make me look taller??
Buttoned up, it doesn't help my boxy shaped dress they way I hoped it would. But I do think with a flared dress/skirt or even the right shirt and jeans, this jacket will be very cute, and very versatile!
The back has a cool tab and pleat (which I had to starch pretty good to make it lay down right, since this polyester did not want to take a crease well).
Although I finished the jacket in less than 10 days, there is still some detail work that went into it. Sadly, you don't get to see it well from a distance, but I worked hard to get the top stiching looking nice and fairly evenly spaced, both on the collar and the sleeves. Kind of gives those a quilted look.
Next up will be another dress, but this one with a very flared skirt and button front and collar. After that, I have got to make something for Liz for her birthday, so stay tuned!