I mentioned in a recent post that the floaty wrap blouse from Burda Magazine (February, 2009) would soon make another appearance, in a form closer to what Burda intended.
I'm sort of unconvinced. This is a printed wool blend sweater knit, which loses its sweateriness if you look at it from more than a foot away, at which point it looks ... kind of faded and tired, if I'm honest.
Up close it is pretty interesting. But I don't want you to be THAT close!
I tested this pattern (designed for a single layer construction of very light woven fabric) with a single layer of a hideous acrylic jersey from stash and kind of liked it. But for this printed jersey I needed to face the "lapels", which introduced a structure absent from the original. I drafted a pattern piece for the facing. On auto-pilot, I actually interfaced these pieces (Facings.Must.Be.Interfaced...). What was I thinking? Way too stiff. It is, however, possible to pull fusible away and cut it out, which I did today. I like it better, but it's not my most favorite piece ever.
Here it is with my orange cashmere skirt - already a favorite even though I've only worn it a couple of times.
What do you think?