I can’t begin my Wardrobe contest entries in earnest until I finish the Greatcoat. I want to finish it by July 10th. Without sacrificing quality, that is my aim.
Meanwhile I have all kinds of wardrobe ideas floating around in my head, unsettling me at the worst times. As an exercise in exorcism I sat down and doodled them out last night. I have no pretensions to being an artist, and I freely admit I doodled at the dinner table. During dinner. Husband is an indulgent man.
Remember this fabric?
I don’t know what it is called, it is like seersucker in that it has a woven-in texture. Cotton, I’m sure. The ridges don’t go away so I think they’re woven in. It is not like seersucker because it is in stripes rather than squares. A technical term, anyone?
I want to use the skirt pattern from The Birds dress, but make it longer. The original pattern calls for the skirt to be cut on the bias. I’m not kidding, a pleated full skirt on the bias. I cut The Birds on the straight for fabric conservation. I think I have enough of this fabric to cut it all on the bias. We’ll see.
I’d line it of course, and either use a small black net ruffle at the bottom or interline it with black net and let a little peek out the bottom. I want it full 1953 length, that is to my mid-calf. I want a weird, gorgeous, OTT full skirt.
I’ll put more of my doodles up in the next week or so.