Sunday, March 12, 2017

Choir Wardrobe 03.12.17

The blingy gold and black zig-zag scuba knit (see previous post) is still laid out on the cutting table; I was suddenly seized by an attack of indecision on which pattern to use.  I had in mind a peplum style, but then thought about those zig-zags and remembered a dress in which the changing grain on zig-zags just looked kind of...drunken.  Not the look I was going after.   I really just need to pull out something and go for it; I don't have enough time to be wishy-washy about it.

But in my wishy-washy trying to make up my mind, I am working on the white blouse, so at least something's getting done.  Slowly.

Meanwhile, I still had to come up with something black and metallic gold to wear today.  I do have a RTW Tee, purchased from jaydotcrew, hanging in the closet, mostly to remind me why I sew.  It was about $30,  it's cut off grain, the neckline's indecent and it's too short.  But it's shiny gold. So it gets worn...carefully.

In this case, I've got a black rayon/lycra jersey Jalie 965 Tank as a bottom layer, helping with the too-short-hem and the too-low-and-wide neck.  Good enough.  Black poly/rayon/lycra ponte knit Loes Hinse Oxfords, and a cashmere blend cardi from Lands' End and I'm all good with the black-and-gold for today. 

Hm.  Black and Gold.  Boiler Up.  LOL. 

Now to ponder some more on the gold zig-zag print. 


  1. Mcalls mentioned zigzag and that pic popped into my head. Not sure that is what you had in mind, did it worked to sell that pattern. Good luck with the focus on getting more options in your wardrobe!

    1. LOL. Yes, Mccall's 6844 is the pattern I had planned to use. And it's likely to be the pattern I *will* use... just haven't decided between the pepblum view or the straight one. The chevrons work on the pattern envelope; I had forgotten that was what they used for the sample. And, now that I think about it, the chevrons on the dress that I found to be a bit...visually disturbing...were rather irregular. Mayhap the uniform zigzag would work. Hm Hm and Hmmmmm...

  2. Can't wait to see what you do with the blingy scuba.