WANT. The inverted Hong Kong finish on the CB seam first caught my eye. As I rewatched in slow motion, other details sufaced. Someone cut that jacket on both shoulder and armhole princess lines. The seams look felled. I like the pleated back peplum.
But wait, there’s more! The back inset allows the strong windowpane stripe to wrap around her body smoothly. Very cool.
Then I saw the Hong Kong seamed panel on the side fronts.
I listed necessary materials, equipment, skills, research, questions. I need to leaf through Roberta Carr and I want to refresh my memory over at pattern~scissors~cloth.
Material? Well, I fear this charcoal tropical wool is not destined to be a Moderne dress but a suit. I may manage a skirt and trousers for the jacket from this fabric. I plan to underline the suit with silk organza and fell most of the seams. I think it will lend gentle structure to the jacket. Pockets?
I hadn’t thought to put a suit into my Summer 2011 wardrobe (I thought I would have no time for it!), but now I can. And must. I need a “big girl” suit like Robin!