This is the first garment made for my Faux Retirement wardrobe. I am in the process of developing an approach as to what to make for that wardrobe. I am thinking that for an item to make the cut into my closet it must meet at least 3 of 4 items on this list!
1. Must go with at least 2 other items in my closet - no more closet orphans
2. Must be flattering
3. Must be my color
4. Must lend itself to alteration for weight loss - more on this tomorrow
This is my 'muslin' for Vogue 1245. I am so pleased that it turned out to be wearable. The fabric is from Fabric Mart purchased several years ago. I believe it is a burnout linen. I really did not think it would be so wearable, what a pleasant surprise.
This picture doesn't show the sheerness of the fabric. I will wear it with this tank or perhaps a skin color tank under it - depending on how daring I feel that day.
Close up of the front
I have some sheer silks that I plan to make up in this style. I think I will narrow the sleeves and delete the peplum and waist string - something like this Milly top.