If you’re going to be an open book, be a mystery!
This post elaborates on the last of ten elements of my fashion philosophy, which is if I were caught on security camera, there’d be no trouble describing me.
Last Christmas, I made my Mother a custom fit Chinese style jacket from New Look pattern 6435. The pattern was easy enough, but I was using a heavier fabric with embroidery that resembled Chinese brocade, but wasn’t. I was only starting out and couldn’t afford to make mistakes costly by investing in expensive fabrics. Because of this slightly heavier fabric, I lined the pattern to make it wear comfortably. This was for Mom, after all!
In lining the jacket, I basically threw out the pattern instructions. I don’t follow instructions well, anyway. Continue reading