May 17, 2016
Readers, would you wear zebra-print pants?
Actually, the real question is, would I wear zebra print pants. And as of this moment, I'm on the fence. I found this print while fabric shopping today and it definitely caught my eye. It's a pants-weight cotton -- canvas, I think. I definitely prefer it to traditional zebra-skin prints, but I wasn't able to make up my mind. That happens sometimes. I spent more than an hour in the store and walked out empty-handed, aside from a few swatches.
I also liked this Alice & Olivia striped French terry-type cotton knit in two colorways: I'd buy a bit of each and combine them. But the fabric wasn't terribly soft and the hand was a bit droopy for my taste -- like a heavy cotton sweater. Also the price.
I liked this reversible cotton polka dot knit (below) but it was too stretchy and thin for me (which is often the case with the cotton knits I find in fabric stores).
I was interested in this beautiful lightweight glen plaid wool suiting, but there wasn't enough yardage for a full suit. I could really use a suit and the challenge of making one appeals to me.
I'm a bit wishy-washy today, in part because I'm not sure what I want to sew next. Does that ever happen to you? I thought about sewing up a vintage 20's men's shirt pattern I own, which would look something like this:
But I'm not sure I'd actually wear it. I did stitch up this 1940's woven undershirt over the weekend, though it still needs buttons.
I had my last ladies tailoring class last Wednesday and submitted my two skirts for full evaluation; the professor seemed pleased. (No grade yet.) My intensive draping class (five weeks, four nights per week) starts this coming Monday. I'm very excited about that.
Finally, I purchased these Adidas sneakers on eBay and -- miracle of miracles -- they fit perfectly. Buying footwear online is a bit of a gamble.
And that's about it. Hopefully once I start my next project I'll have more exciting news to share.
In the meantime, what do you think of that zebra print?
Have a great day, everybody!