Sunday, March 06, 2016
Choir Wardrobe 03 06 16
March colors: black, gray and mint green. We've done mint green...or close enough...off and on in the last 3-4 years and, while I've made mint green stuff I've never really been happy with it. So I decided to try again and ordered a couple of pieces of mint green, which arrived early last week. Friday night I traced/altered McCall's 6844 (there are 140 reviews for that on PatternReview; I'm late to the show...). Yesterday I cut it out and sewed it up from one of the new arrivals, a matelasse double knit. I wore it with a Jalie 2566 t shirt, made up in one of the pieces that arrived in January, a wonderfully yummy viscose/lycra jersey, and gray Lee jeans. And a sort-of-mint-green necklace that had belonged to my grandmother.
I have to admit, the matelasse fabric reminds me of jackets worn by grandmas who wintered in Florida (yeah, my grandma was one) back in the 70's, but it's the right color so I went for it. And the cardi pattern, while not wonderfully flattering on me from all angles, as shown by the side shot with the horizontal line right where I really don't need any emphasis, is at least not a 'leisure suit' type of jacket that would've been worn 40 years ago. I really think that one of the other views without that waistline seam might be more flattering on me, although I will say that that granny fabric made a wonderfully comfy jacket; it's a rayon blend and doesn't feel plasticy-polyestery like those 70's double knits at all.
And a random lady from the congregation complemented me on the jacket; said she thought it was really, really pretty. I'm trying to pretend she wasn't probably 15 years older than me...