Pinstripes, to be precise. When I saw Vogue 1236 last season I remembered this black, aging in stash for a mere 4 years. I used the pattern a couple months ago, almost as a toile, and wound up wearing the dress a lot. So I was looking for an excuse to get the pattern out again.
Saturday morning I dove into the boxes of fabric, but couldn’t find the pinstripe. I remembered pondering whether to keep it or toss it when packing up for the last move, but couldn’t remember what I decided.
Giving up the search, I dragged out a large black bin liner with a wonderful green fleece, thinking to assuage disappointment by making a hat out of the green. Hats + green = perfect combination!
But guess what I found at the bottom of the bag. Yep. There was the black pinstripe!
After struggling for a day, the hat’s on hold briefly, and it’s forward with the pinstripes. Will add about 6” to the length this time, as my summer sample is ok, but I wish it had a good 2 or 3 inches more in length, and a decent hem.
Reading through the directions last night I remembered my question from summer about those front pleats: to sew down or not to sew down. Looking closely at the pattern detail, I think they should be sewn.
nor,not, there’s always the seam ripper. 😉 (and editing!)