well, it remains to be seen if it actually gets made or not. because it is boring the sweet bejesus outta me. after all my lofty talk on choosing better fabrics, i decided to dive into this exquisite medium weight linen from mood. sallie and i picked up the same yardage, and i could immediately envision her in a sleek jumpsuit, or a flowy envelope of a dress, something fabulous and chic and saturated. what are you going to do with it? she inquired in her sweet, melodious voice. oh i dunno, maybe a lining for my raffia wrap coat?
horror flooded her face. as it did with everyone else who caught wind of my plans. i don't blame them, this fabric is gorgeous, hiding it on the inside would be criminal, it's just...all one solid color. on me, that's usually lining material. how does one wear All One Solid Color? on the outside?
of course, many of you wear All One Solid Color beautifully. i guess what i mean is how do i do that. because i want to kill this dress every time i see it. the ruggy test? he loves it. his rebuttal to my disgust: then wear a funky belt with it. more side eye from me. ruggy sighs: at some point you're gonna realize minimalism can be a statement. i don't know when that will be, but you will.
yeah. MAYBE WHEN THE BATHROOM IS FINISHED.
it's just basted together, sleeves tacked on the form to get a feel for it. and the feel is MEH. yep, i'm picking up matching serger thread. nope, a funky lining won't do it for me this time. the possibilities as i see them are:
- adding a removable high low peplum.
- a blanket stitch around neckline, sleeve & peplum edges.
- or maybe scallop the neckline?
- do away with the sleeves?
- BUY A SILK ORGANZA PRINT AND CALL ALLONESOLIDCOLOR THE LINING.
it feels like this is supposed to be a step in the whole fast sewing / fast fashion epiphany, but it might be where i fall off the wagon.