Yeah, it’s not really feeling like winter in New York, but it’s not really feeling like spring either, so you’ll allow me my playtime with words…
I mean, this is a lot of layering for the end of March!
(And a lot of false exposure. Sorry. I blame the gray “spring” day and the indoor lighting.)
It’s a thin knit, so I decided to partially line this little swacket (sweater + jacket) with the same yardage. In using the same fabric for both, I had two options of stripe placement for the exterior, which was nice! And the feel of doubling up on this fabric is very luxe. With 1.5 yards to play with, I couldn’t quite get all those stripes where I wanted them, but I got close.
I left the sleeves unlined, and attached the bodice lining to the sleeve only at the top of the armsyce, a couple of inches across the shoulder point. The lining hangs beautifully this way. You can just make out the overlocked edge around the lining– actually, I overlocked all edges before stitching everything together, even though most of the seams are hidden in the end. I didn’t want to risk anything fraying!
I created this little diddy myself, which feels way out of the norm for me! I feel kinda… classy… and understated…
Yes, even with the purple mohair and copper thread. Positively SCREAMS understated.
(You can find this delicious stuff here, if you’d like to have a go!)