Check out that stripe matching!
Friends, this post is VERY overdue! I bought the pattern on May 17. I bought the fabric when I visited Meredith of Bright As A Button on May 18th. I finished it a week or two before MPB Day in the beginning of August, intending to wear it then, because it was fabric from Mood. And then I didn't because I wouldn't be able to iron it and it would look terrible. I photographed it sometime in August. I added the kangaroo pocket last week, and here we are in September!
When I saw this pattern I had to have it! It has everything I love about 70s fashion, and I was inspired to buy my fabric since one of my 70s pattern books touts the glories of rainbow-striped gauze. I also loved how the silhouette reminded me of the sporty tops from the early episodes of Charlie's Angels frequently worn by Kate Jackson and Farrah Fawcett.
I even played with photoshopping the photo to have that warm west-coast seventies glow.
Fabric, etc.: Rainbow stripe linen from Mood, with which I am in love. It's still a bit stiff, but it just needs to be worn and washed a bit more.
Time: A few weeks, working for a half an hour each morning...much more time than expected.
Notes: This is yet another example of my love/hate relationships with 1970s styles. I love them (the giant cuffs, the colors, the big collars!)...until I put one on my body. I'm no Farrah Fawcett or Kate Jackson! I bought the size small with the knowledge that 70s patterns like this are always way oversized. However, I think an extra small would have been even better iwith a little extra length.
It took longer than expected to sew...probably close to 8 or 9 hours I would guess, but I really tried to take my time with it, since I was using such delicious quality fabric. I matched up my stripes really well, made sure things were centered and all around, I think I did a bang up sewing job. The one area I had trouble with was the v-neck, but it was my own fault for not following the diagram to the letter.