Sometimes I make things and I either didn’t take notes, (usually when I make things to practice a particular technique) or don’t feel like providing a tutorial. But I still feel like sharing.
It’s getting colder, and I needed more light layers. I don’t like long-sleeve t-shirts because people tend to keep their houses quite warm. So I made a loose jacket/overshirt to wear over tank tops and dresses. The dress is a simple ribbed tank dress with a bottom band to help keep it from riding up. Combat boots keep it casual; I like the contrast between the nice fabric in a loose, casual style and the grungy Doc Martens. I thought about trying to make a tuxedo jacket or even a moto jacket from the brocade, but all the drafts I made looked like something a character in Zoolander would wear. I might buy a little bit more of the fabric to make pleat pockets; my original plan was to make pleated pockets with contrast binding and contrast cuffs (both made from the wrong side of the fabric, which as you can see is a pretty green). But I ran out of fabric. That’s what happens when you buy a yard of 50% off brocade planning to make a tank-shift dress, then decide that you’d hate for the beautiful wrong side of the fabric to never be seen, and make a long-sleeve coat instead.
I’ve nicknamed this coat the Kaylee coat, since it reminds me of Firefly. (Scroll down to see the jacket I mean.) I left off the collar and frog closures because I didn’t want a straight Chinese-style jacket, but the color and loose, open styling remind me of wonderful Kaylee.
Turned out to be a perfect First Friday outfit, for that transition from afternoon to evening. Of course I forgot to bring my camera to the actual First Friday; I always forget! Bad blogger.
The Male Compatriot is embracing his photographer duties lately. Which is good, because I lost my tripod. Bad blogger, again.