Saturday, May 8, 2010
Happy Accident: The Story of a Near Wadder
Just when I thought I'd wasted a few hours and some great fabric, I made an executive decision to open 1 side seam an inch to run the wrap tie through. Huge difference! I also tried it on upside down (with the side seam now sitting on my shoulders), and that was almost an improvement. Like I said, this is the wackiest pattern I've ever worked with. The Vogue pattern drafters must've been on crack and Betzina must've been on vacation!
Between the wrap ties and the bulk of the jeans waistband, it still wasn't quite perfect, so I tried it on with a black cami and my black RPL skirt from the Limited. Voila! It now looked lovely and feminine, and I would be able to get some use out of it.
Here it is worn backwards (with the "V" in back, and the cowl in front). It's okay worn this way, but it's more striking with the wrap in front.