This is the vintage vogue pattern I have been working on. Bet some of you thought I had given up eh? Not me, not that easily. I think I got all the fitting issues resolved but I hate it.
Fit? Love it. Fitted without being too fitted.
Length? Love it.
Princess seaming? Love it.
Shoulder/sleeve dart? Turned out really well.
Wool crepe? Love working with it.
Color? HATE IT. HATE IT. HATE IT.
I think this one is a wadder. I'm not going to do anything with it yet but what do you ya'll think? I added different belts to see if that helped with the blah factor. I put on colored tights so my whole body was not one huge khaki creation. The black fuzzy at the arm is the lining. I haven't hemmed it yet.
Purple looks bad. One problem is I can't figure out whether this is a brown or a grey. Do I wear brown shoes or black ones? I have a rule about wearing brown shoes with black/grey things and vice versa. In these pictures it looks khaki brown.
Lower or higher belt?
Solid colored belt or patterned belt like this one? I don't like any of the options!!!
I need color around my face but, as a science teacher, I don't wear scarves or big necklaces. Too many opportunites to catch on fire. What sort of non-frilly colorful embellishment can I add? I was recently reading Lindsey T's blog and her trim shopping. I wish . . .