A Bright Winter Ensemble
Yeah, I know. I kind of went Sgt Pepper’s on these photos. January will do that to me. Lack of light, lack of warmth, lack of photographer. The trifecta. But let’s play Where’s Waldo and find my garment in this riotous, ham handed, amateur photoshopped collage!
Can you find the rectangle of sweater knit above? That’s my “self drafted” H&M knockoff, made with some famous designer novelty knit (similar here). I succumbed to Black Friday and bought a couple of drapey sweaters at The Beast, and upon further perusal, found they were really two large rectangles with two small rectangles attached at midarm for sleeves. Four rectangles. I CAN SELF DRAFT THAT.
The RTW sweater has ribbing, but my neckline is self faced, hems & such turned under and carefully catchstitched.
Oddly enough, the color of the sweater is washed out here. In this field of neon flowers, GO FIGURE.
But the skirt is literally this bright in real life! (I also walk in fields of giant moss under a sun made of godzilla sized petals IRL, it’s pretty awesome.)
This super nubbly tweedy tactile boucle was swooped up at Mood Fabrics NY, top floor. (Similar here.) I obsessed over it for several weeks before deciding to give it a try with a virgin pattern, Vogue 8773. No muslin no waiting. Luckily for me & my boucle, an instant TNT!
Let’s go find Waldo again! Can you find the flowers inside my skirt? No, that’s not a clone stamped flower petal*, that’s some Oscar De La Renta silk organza underlining! Plays nicely with the inside of my brain though, doesn’t it? It also gives the skirt a wonderful weight, and helps the loose weave hold the shape of this six paneled pencil skirt.
*no fabrics were harmed in the ‘shopping of these photos. Some psyches may be harmed by the viewing of them.