Thanks for all the feedback on coating choices! I think it’s going to have to be the chartreuse boiled wool, although Alice and Mary Nanna have got me wondering if I can get away with pink after all. This is one of the great things about sewing. It seems so much less risky to make an experimental garment than it does to buy one, or is that just me?
And on that subject, here is a somewhat experimental garment. It’s Burda 117-02-2-2012. I’ve made it twice before in single colours, but this is my first foray into colour-blocking. Back view first, which is definitely the best side of this dress.
I’m not enthused about the front view but I can’t put my finger on why. I probably should have swapped the jade and white over, but the white fabric’s a little bit see-through so I didn’t want it sitting right over my bra cups. My husband’s first reaction to the dress was ‘You’re wearing a flag’ and I can see what he means. I’m not sure which country has jade, black, white, and grey though.
Having said that I wore it to work this week and it grew on me a bit. I’m certainly not done with the pattern; I just cut out the striped version I’ve been planning for a while!