Saturday, October 20, 2012
I guess I should make this first-- blue silk jacket
Sooooo. Back to a project I was supposed to get done for IRCC II. A jacket like the one in Lady and the Squirrel. I bought this blue silk just before the start of IRCC II and it was supposed to be one of the first projects. Yeah. I get weird ideas about what I'm actually capable of getting done some times. Anyway. I have two yards of this gorgeous thick blue and bronze silk. Only issue is I need a sottana for underneath since I'm not wearing the big trained gold dress to teach and wrangle kids in. The silk isn't the easiest thing to match. I'm not really one to wear black, so I'm toying with the idea of this chocolate brown cotton bottomweight. Seems sort of sacrilege to pair the silk with that rather than a silk or linen, but I have it in stash and I'm trying to not buy anything new right now. Kind of blah, but the jacket is a casual piece worn with the camicia and what might be an apron. Not much of the under dress shows anyway. At least that is what I keep trying to tell myself.