Readers, I was so deeply touched by your response to yesterday's patchwork post, but let's keep our hands to ourselves.
Joking aside, what is it about patchwork that so many find so distressing? Could it be misty water-colored memories of early Nineties atrocities -- unisex, no less -- like these?
Once you start looking for this kind of WTF wackiness, you see it everywhere.
But I have not given up on my original shirt idea. As some of you pointed out yesterday, patchwork, while akin to color blocking, is not quite the same thing. My shirt would be more of an exercise in color blocking, since I'm working with two versions (red and black) of the same subtly polka-dotted fabric. I think the key is keep it simple and avoid references to Old Glory (up top) and anything that conjures up Brenda and Dylan.
These are kind of cool, no?
I love the vintage Seventies Arrow shirt below, but that's quite a bit more color than I'll have access to.
Here are some ideas I came up with, numbered for your convenience. I hope you don't hate them, or if you do, that you'll be kind:
In other news, my fabric is washed and pre-shrunk.
As you can see, even with just half a yard of the black, I can do quite a bit.
I hope to start cutting today at the very least, and of course, I still haven't ruled out the idea of the solid red version with contrast inner collar and inner cuffs.
Given that 95% of your abhor patchwork shirts, how about color blocked shirts instead? Are you "feeling" any of my sketches?
Or shouldn't I ask?
Have a great day, everybody!