The Missoni Modeling Caper
That would be an awesome 70s movie, wouldn’t it? Something like the Barbra Streisand vehicle, What’s Up, Doc? which I wholeheartedly recommend from both a fashion and a comedy perspective.
Anyhow, I finished the corduroy skirt (New Look 6538) and thought I would show it off with the Missoni sweater:
The color isn’t a perfect match, but I do think they look okay together — probably because both evoke something vaguely 70s in the styling. I would wear the sweater with a black tank top or lightweight shell underneath, so this is a fairly accurate representation of how the outfit would look.
I have a t-shirt that is a better color match and shows off the buttons at the yoke. By some weird fluke, I had perfectly matching buttons in the stash. When does that happen?!? Never, that’s when. So another option would be this outfit:
I like this skirt and it’ll be great for fall, but this is the second skirt I’ve made out of this particular corduroy (bought 7 yards off Ebay back in the day) and I’m pretty sick of it. Also, if….no, when I make this pattern again, I’m going to use a lighter weight material and put two more buttons down the side — just to prevent any wind flap incidents. I think the corduroy is heavy enough to make that unlikely, and the underlap is very wide, but one can never be too careful.
Stay tuned for later this week, when I will be attempting death-defying feats.
Of sewing. What did you think I meant?