|Vogue 1329 'natural' pose|
Kay Unger has some pretty neat and stylish designs that they aren't afraid to sell to home-sewers. I have made a couple of her patterns and they have earned my trust.
This has been sitting in pergatory (pattern stash box under the ironing board) awaiting the perfect fabric. Something with a little bit of stretch for comfort, but natural fibers for steamy summers.
Then one morning Roz posted this and the stars came into alignment!
58" wide, 97% cotton 3% lycra, 100% serendipity!
With matching black (even down to the fiber content) for the side panel. I think I will use white cotton for the top part, and maybe extend the shoulder for a wider shoulder line.
I also need a secret, inseam pocket somewhere, or a welt on the side with the print.
I have pulled and measured the pattern pieces and what I came up with is within 1/2" of what is stated on the pattern. Even though the description is stated as 'close fitting' there is close to the standard 4" of ease Bust, Waist and Hips. That's fine, at least they admit it on the pattern measurements.
I could also go totally off the reservation and use gunmetal gray leather for the yoke. Or, black and white plaid cut on the bias.
Do too many voices speaking at once turm a fashion statement into a fashion argument?