This is a pattern I fell in love and started to make in 1991, back when I was in love with a ne'er-do-well who took me nice places, requiring formal attire. I had chosen a beautiful teal fabric with darker teal ripples through it, and some lighter teal for the underlining. I bought it at the now-defunct Cloth World, a place I loved to go on my days off to fondle fabric and dream of outfits yet to be.
Now, this dress looks silly, with it's gi-normous shoulders, but I still love the pleats everywhere. I've lost the waist that would have been accentuated, and will never make this dress, but it was a lovely thought.
And alas, Ne'er-do-well lived up to his description and dumped me before I had the second sleeve cut out. But look at the advantage it's given me! I now have that lovely teal fabric to line a new winter coat. I'd thank him, but if I ever see him again, I'd punch him in the nose so hard, thank you would seem a silly thing to say.
I bought this nice coat pattern a few years ago, and really like the two asymmetrical views, and the white coat. I've chosen the white style to make the next coat, using this lovely wool-silk blend, lined with the teal fabric, and because I ran out of the wool-silk before I cut out the facings and collar, I raided my scrap pile and found a big-enough piece of black cashmere for that. It will be one classy coat, and I'm anxious to get started.
But first, I need to finish a top I cut out a few weeks ago. Sleeves are going in next, and I'll show you it when it's done.
I leave you with my work from yesterday: Banana pudding cupcakes, vegan Mexican hot chocolate and gluten free pecan caramel turtles.