Onwards, onwards. Now for the red, straight skirted version, with three quarter sleeves, and turn back cuffs. And a detachable peplum. Why not?
The fabric is very odd- thick, almost felt-like, it looks very much like wool, feels like wool, but burns like
a bitch polyester. Oddly, despite fighting me when pressing seams, it allowed me to steam it into shape beautifully for the collar and shaped sleeve. Weird.
The sleeve is a beauty, despite that flattish armscye, and is shaped with three little darts at the elbow, giving that lovely vintage curved sleeve shape that is so satisfying! The bodice was a doddle, although I made life harder for myself by refusing to recut the facings when I did the FBA, and just patched some scraps on to the bottom to lengthen them. Meh.
The cuffs and half-circle peplum looked set to be rather bulky, so I... [read more]