Thanks for all of your feedback about my biker jacket! Even though it took me a couple of months(!) to finish, it was actually a fairly easy pattern and I view the project as testimony to the fact that fabric often "makes" a garment. So please, take this as permission to buy that fabric you've had your eye on - and use it!
I've got my Marfy dress muslin done, though lately my thoughts has been focused on New Years Eve attire. Practically last minute planning, as is usual for me. But really, who knows what they want to wear more than 2 weeks ahead of time?!
I guess I'm feeling a little bumptious about my success with the biker jacket, because now I've got blazers on my mind. Many of us girls want to go sleeveless or strapless on New Years Eve, but if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, it is cold this time of year. I have a down coat that I love, but I'd like to have a temporary transition between the big puffy coat and the bare shoulders. Enter... the fitted blazer! Exhibit A:
Blazers act as a chic companion to cocktail dresses. And they're handy when you're at a restaurant that's being stingy with the heat.
I'm perusing my BWOF back issues for an appropriate blazer pattern, and these are the features I'm looking for:
1. 3/4 sleeves
2. open neckline
3. length that hits at the hip or higher
A few of my inspiration pictures:
Oh, have I mentioned that I've never done a notched collar or a shawl collar before? And I'm not taking any extra time off work between now and New Years? And that I'd love to make the dress too?
There may be a desperate last minute trip to H&M in my future, but in the meantime, cross your fingers for me.