have i ever told you guys (excuse me, gudes) this story? the story of the terrible influence we have on each other sometimes when we shop? classic examples include clio buying ewok fur; suzanne and susan teaching oona about sequined bomber jackets, and my obsession with muppet fur.
the muppet thing actually goes back, i think, as far as the “oona does it” days on the sew weekly and the very first new-york-based meetup. now, i could be making this up – memory does play tricks – but i think the way the story goes is that me, oona and nettie were giggling over a bolt of something on 39th street and attempted to dare oona to make something out of muppet fur.
and yet, all these years later, how am i the one that followed through?
OH, RIGHT, BECAUSE IT SPARKLES.
seriously, sometimes i am just too easy. the pattern is simplicity 2192, from the cynthia rowley collection. i swear, these patterns come about as close to perfect-out-of-the-packet as possible for me. they’re cute but not cutesy, and modern without trying too hard, and just have a vibe that i find very easy to incorporate into my vision.
this sweatshirt was a cinch to make up. front, back, sleeves and facings. i didn’t even do my usual tweaks to the sweatshirt (i.e., shortening it a bit, re-shaping the sides) because i wanted the slightly-boxy-oversized look.
that said, facings were a mistake with this fabric. TOO MUCH BULK. alas, we live and learn and wear it anyway.
(also, i just now noticed from the fashion drawing as i pasted the image in that the facings were meant to be attached on the outside as a design feature. RTFM, much? sheesh.)