I’m tempted to keep this a wordless post, so you can guess which one of us MNS’ers stitched this…because I certainly wouldn’t guess ME.
In fact, I agonized over this fabric choice for about 45 minutes, on Mood NY’s magical top floor. Eric and Kway both assured me this was a beautiful fabric. I was sure they were right, but I absolutely could not convince my technicolor brain. In the end I had to take their word for it!
Luckily, they were right, and it’s not for me anyway! So really what I had to do was remind myself, repeatedly, that NOT EVERYONE DRESSES LIKE A NEON RAINBOW. Example: my mom-in-law. Although she dons gorgeous, patterned caftans at home, out in public, she’s neutral toned and chic. Those were my keywords for this fabric hunt.
I was actually worried that the “swirls” would be too much for her, but they were met with approval! And the fun details of this pattern were also a bonus…
This is a Katherine Tilton pattern, B6491. The pleats and high collar kept my hands happy, even if my eyes were a little bored from the hue!
After reading several reviews on the pattern, I decided to adjust the collar. As you can see, it sits fairly high even with the reduced height.
But, I mean. That collar is delicious!
And bonus: MIL decided she didn’t want any kind of closure…she plans on layering this with something simple in silk! Something she already has, that is. I think I need to take a break from neutrals ;). If you’re of the same mind, might I suggest trying this pattern in something like this?