After making Vogue 1493, a Koos pattern, as a gift, I decided I needed a version for myself.
Not sure how I decided something for ME should be black and white, but it’s definitely the loudest black and white around!
I chose two thick woven cotton blends from the shirting floor at Mood NY, which also houses leather, jersey, Liberty, wax print, denim, and a small section of this sort of snuggly thing. I go to this particular section of shelving a LOT. (A great online combo awaits here and here!)
To be honest, that sleeve is not on purpose! This pattern is a little bit of origami, and I mixed up lower & upper sleeves when cutting. I’m glad for the mistake, I like how the contrast print breaks up the sleeve…
And I reeeeeeallllly like my sharp triangles! I am fully patting myself on the back for that.
My camera skills, however, need help. Here’s a fairly bad shot of the front, so you can see that the center front does indeed match up ;). That is exactly what my face is saying here.
The cuffs are supposed to be cut on the fold, but I decided to face them with remnants of Ankara from this ensemble. Because, more print mixing.
It’s nice to have something achromatic in my closet! I wore it last week with a leopard print two set, a loose crocheted red sweater, and fringed cowboy boots. Black n’ white goes with everything, right?