Saturday, September 29, 2007
Soliciting Eyelet Opinions (again)
This is the wonderful eyelet-embroidered denim/lycra fabric I purchased on my last fabric buying day back in July. I've got 2 yards and it's 72" wide, with a bit of give due to the lycra, but it is embroidered denim and so is not really drapey.
I know it must be a jacket but I'm having a terrible time deciding which pattern to use. On the one hand, I don't want a lot of seams because I don't want to break up the eyelet pattern...on the other, it's denim, so it needs seams to fit right. I want it to be usable for a long time (it was pretty expensive), so I don't want something very trendy. At the moment, I'm considering a jeans jacket like McCall's 5191, for a twist on a classic; Loes Hinse's Bolero (longer length, maybe?) to let the fabric take center stage, but part of me would like something with a little more, um, shape.
Obviously, I can't use interfacing...it'd show through the eyelets. I do have some brown poly/lycra satin that would work for a lining, I think, if I opted to do a lined jacket.
This may be dicey, as I've heard rumors that comments has not working well on Blogger lately, but I'm curious...what would you do?