Friends, the stars were aligned yesterday. The weather was perfect, Cathy awoke with less eye puffiness than usual, and knee socks were in abundance at my local Duane-Reade drugstore! (Worn over tights, they cleverly combine chic and warmth.)
I hope you'll agree that Cathy looks fetching in this photoshoot. Whatever cost incurred to my vision in making these houndstooth mix-n-match separates -- tunic top, hot pants, jacket, and long pants -- it was worth it!
So here it is:
As always, to see these photos full-size, please click on any image and then, in Picasa, choose "View All" in the upper left hand corner, and "Slideshow."
I know this shoot will result in many hundreds of you scouring your local fabric stores for oversized houndstooth. Before you do, please take a day or two to think about it. Consider the cost to 1) your eyesight, and 2) your reputation. Remember: bold prints require a certain something extra that many of us non-models lack. (Maybe it's chutzpah.)
If in doubt, send pictures to Cathy before wearing.
For those interested in more garment construction photos, you'll find them here.
In closing, refined readers, what do you think? Cathy vs. the houndstooth: who's wearing whom?
I'm a native New Yorker and self-taught home sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using mainly vintage patterns and vintage sewing machines. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!