I love this pattern and I knew I had to make something of it, but I was torn between a cool, Mediterranean look in white cotton gauze or sheer linen, and a bold, bright print.
Of course BOLD won out, especially when I found this rayon print for $2.50/yard at my local discount fabric store.
It’s a very dark pink, with a brilliant design in green, blue, brown, gold, and white.
The construction is your standard bodice-gathered-into-yoke design. The stand collar is a single straight piece, easy to attach to the neckline now that I’ve figured out the theory of curve-clipping enough to put it into practice. Side seam pockets, elastic at the sleeve cuffs, all pretty straightforward stuff. But it does make a dramatic statement with all that bright color!
It’s such a versatile garment! Anything from après-swim to breakfast with the Golden Girls. And, in case you were wondering, I did manage to resist purchasing that amazing wedge-shaped caftan pattern featured yesterday.
Still to come, more pink. I’d like to get one more piece done this week!