Wednesday, January 18, 2012
WIP: Colette Peony
I started working on my Peony last weekend. I had planned to use this fabric to make a Macaron with a knit yoke, but when Mr. Friday saw it he liked it as a Peony instead. As always, his taste is spot on!
The fabric is a cotton-poly blend that is beautifully soft and warm, perfect for a winter dress. It also has a wonderful drape, which is one of the reasons I chose to cut it on the bias. The other is that I am feeling lazy and didn't want to match plaids! The dress is coming together well, and my only concern is the front darts - I may have to tweak them a bit more.
Elbow-length sleeves are my favourite, so I shortened the sleeve piece provided and used my Macaron sleeve pattern to add a curved detail. I drafted sleeve facings to ensure a smooth and finished edge.
As with my knitting, I always seem to have a few projects on the cutting table at once! This month it's the Peony, my Meringue muslin, and Simplicity 5752.
What are you working on?
*Please forgive my poor quality photos. Evil Lair (aka my sewing room) does not have natural light.