Slow progress this week on remaking a jacket. I am trying a decorative facing, which involves a lot of drawing, cutting, fusing, tacking, snipping, pressing and pausing to wonder if it will look anything like I intended or end up getting ripped off.
The fabric is a red tweedy bouclé, looking woven but actually a knit structure. I never liked the original jacket. The first style wasn’t right for the softness of the fabric. Getting fabric and design to gel in home dressmaking can be pretty difficult, do you agree? If you start with the big idea finding the suitable colour, weight, structure and surface pattern to make it in can be a long haul.
I picked up a February Burda Style while the car was in repair. This fabric/design mismatch hit me in the eye.
Chunky masculine style lines married to the sort of twee floral print you’d pick for a pram cover. I guess they used their stash.
It’s definitely the Bad Fabric Issue. There’s a colour blocking bonanza to brighten your frosty February..
Pale pink Vee centred over glutes. But the bag matches, so no worries.
Not enough design faux pas for one day? Check out the pocket placement.
Too subtle? Emphasise the V yoke line with fringing before rudely slapping a rectangle of fabric over it.
Big and Boxy or Big and Baggy takes up most of the issue. OK on the tall slender models but, no bust darts! I predict a rush of ‘how do I do FBA on this?’ forum questions. Does this herald an 80’s re-run , curtains of fabric hanging from triple strength shoulder pads? If so, I still have this Issey Miyake pattern lurking.
I’d probably look like a slightly chubby dwarf doing a twirl in Radagast’s robes, but there are always those days when the burqa doesn’t seem such a bad idea after all. Good for tossing over pj’s if you need to walk the dog at unsocial hours for instance.
Last up in my styling by Burda show there’s this adventurous combination .. please comment. I couldn’t.
All was not lost though. Hidden amongst the belted milkmaid smocks, the plain weird and the architectural overgarments there was this top .