Monday, April 2, 2012

Decisions, decisions

VPLL 0189 - Ladies' Mantle
 Now that I'm done (or almost done - I was asked if I could do a second piece) with theater sewing, I volunteered for another pattern from the VPLL's 1912 Project.

Isn't this a beauty?  And doesn't this, made in the right fabrics with the right trim, have an absolute place in a modern wardrobe?  I haven't seen the back yet, I need to print the sheets out tomorrow at work to see if there's anything unusual there, but I'm not expecting any surprises.

I have several fabrics in the stash that are really calling loudly to me that they want to be this jacket (VPLL calls it a mantle, which is 1912-speak for jacket, I guess).  The problem is that the fabrics that are calling most loudly will also fight hardest with the several trims I'm considering.

Decisions, decisions. 

In the meantime, I've also cut into my poppy fabric and am making something totally unplanned from it.  Stay tuned.


mitch1066 said...

Wow your so right whats old s new again!Cant wait to see it:)

velosews said...

Sounds like you're on a roll...

luckylibbet said...

Surprisingly modern. I could see wearing this with jeans to Trader Joe's. PLEASE sew this up soon and let us know how it goes.

How do you get these patterns? Is there a sign up? Do you have to promise to review? I don't do reviews anymore.