Saturday, March 17, 2012
VPLL #0291 1912 Ladies Wrap and the scary fabric.
The wrap as drafted doesn't meet at the side waist, this is a true wrap, not a little jacket or shrug. That was the most difficult concept to understand, because I really wanted it to meet. The front and back have soft tucks making the bodice even narrower still. Taking the time to study the pattern and illustration pays off.
Fabric selection was tricky for this because I wanted to make this for someone else. Then it was figuring out what color palette would be good for them and if I had inventory of it.
So I present to you the fugliest fabric ever. I'll be fair, it's a silk cotton twill and the fabric itself is pretty fabulous, but the print is a psychotic Rorschach test blot. There is a misprint and it is not symmetrical. However, I like it so much in this example that I'm considering leaving the contrast collar off.
It's just pinned on the form, so now it's a question of how I want to finish it.
Don't you just love photoshop?
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