|~ painting by Anita Dominoni ~|
In retrospect, I suppose it was one of those what was I thinking scenarios... But, on the other hand, I do love me some hand-sewing... Maybe taking it from fingerless gloves and hats to a designer coat was a bit much.
Well in the end, or what I believe is the end at the present moment, I managed to move it up a couple notches from epic fail to moderately passable. That means from only wearing it as a bathrobe to maybe wearing it out of the house on occasion.
Okay, so if you want to see me in it, turn the page...
|Moi, trying to fit in my dressing room mirror|
|Moi, trying to show some hand-sewn top stitching|
|sagging olde thing on a hanger|
|baggy back view|
|and close-up of fabric with hand top stitchin'|
Oh, so what makes it look at least somewhat presentable in these pictures is, I found some old 1940's molded-to-your-shoulder pads, covered them and added them to the piece. That definitely did the trick, giving some much needed structure so it could do a bit of draping rather than just limping and sagging. hooray.
I'm done here. After I get on over to Patti and the Visibles of Not Dead Yet Style, that is. See you over there.