I apologize for the pictures. My photographer had to put the souricettes to bed so it was quite dark by the time he had any time for me. We ended up doing the shoot in the kitchen. So not the best lighting! And my hair is doing its humid days frizziness thing. Lovely.
First up, the Cappuccino tunic. I really wanted a print but not something loud so I used some shirting fabric I’ve had forever. From fabric.com I think. It’s on the sheer side so I did french seams wherever I could. And the contrast is just cotton. I made a straight size 10 but I think I could have gone up a size. It fits comfortably but I feel like the gathered piece in the front should be draping more.
And yeah, looking at the picture, I can see some drag lines. Definitely need a size bigger.
Next came the Weekend Getaway blouse. The pattern suggested something that would drape well. My stash yielded some rayon challis in ummm, fuchsia? Magenta? Purple? I have the hardest time figuring out the names of different colors. This is pinky purple to me. I again made a straight size 10 but this time, the fit is perfect.
Just goes to show that, even within the same pattern company, you don’t always need the same size. The rayon challis was a little slippery to work with but it does drape like a dream. It feels dreamy to wear! The facings kind of want to pop out of the blouse. We’ll see if it’s a problem in the long run.