Inspiration: For the hair and make up I went 60's. I love playing with my hair and make up and my personal style so I keep trying different looks depending on my mood of the day.
Fabric: 2,5 m Viscose from Goldhalk road
Size and alterations: Fit is not easily achieved on this pattern and on my previous post I explained what I did to fix it. It does look ok but personally It is not the most flattening shape for me. I really not into boatneck as I got a small neck and large bust so I feel the proportion doesn't work well. I also prefer the skirt to 'pencil in' instead of flare... my hourglass shape get lost If I don't add a belt, unfortunately the one I choose was too big to do the job. The sleeves are baggy on the biceps and I'm worried if I made it smaller I couldn't hug anyone. I added a contrasting facing on the sleeves. Here is my darts almost forming a princess seam.
Pattern: The quarrelsome Colette Peony
In terms of sewing it is true to the denomination however because it needs for too many alterations for many sewists that tried, I would classify this as slightly difficult.
Year: Modern with vintage feel.
Details and Notions: I used a ribbon and button instead of hook and eye and 24' invisible zipper. Adding my label. I don't like them much and during the textile exhibition I went this week I got a supplier and beautiful samples so I hope to choose a better one.
Pattern skill: Invisible zipper and pin tucks near the hemline in contrasting red thread. Thanks to Scruffbadger. She tease me with the idea on the Bath meet up.4 hours
First worn: Today, a very grey and cloudy english autumn day.
What did you particularly like or dislike about this pattern: I don't like patterns gathers on my stomach area so they became darts.
Total cost: £20
Photo shoot camera: Olympus D 475+ Gorilla tripod.
♫: O Rappa
Lots of love,