My colour scheme is granite grey and cream.You have to make five pieces that all go together. One piece is suppose to be the "key" piece. I've been really undecided about this piece . Right now I think it will be the Silhouette wrap but that isn't written in stone.
For the life of me ,I can't think what to call this wardrobe. Any ideas anyone?
I have three pieces finished and a fourth half way finished. I'll show you Vogue 8819 tonight.
I love this piece but it was quite a challenge to make. I wish Vogue had given a cutting layout particularly for stripes. It would have saved a lot of headaches!
The fabric is a pricey ($25 a meter but I got it for half price) medium weight polyester knit that drapes very well.
I made my usual FBA and added a bust dart.
The front went together easily enough and the stripes matched up very well .
The back didn't pose any problem either.
BUT!! the stripes along the side seams just wouldn't or couldn't match up and I didn't have enough fabric left to try alternative cutting directions. OOOHHH! That bugs me!!!...But I still love it.
I encountered two styling problems with this pattern.
First, the waist is too low. I shaved off 1/2 inch from the upper front and back pieces and that helped.
Second, the lower pieces were too flared out. I drew a line from the top of the lower front and back
pieces at the side seam to 2" in from the side at the bottom. This shaved off 4" of the width and made the jacket fall straighter and that's a good thing.
I added three hook and eye closures to my cardi . That way, the miter at the waist shows up well. That is the focus point after all.
I'm wearing it with a matching sleeveless striped top which is my own creation and which I was inspired to make when watching an old episode of Glee. That's all I'll say about it tonight though.
The pants are a favourite wide legged trouser which I've made a couple times before. The pattern is Simplicity4273.
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