Well, anyone who knows me, knows that JB is an EAGLES fan. There is one Seahawks hat in our house and that's it. I wasn't going to buy a jersey or shirt that I wouldn't wear.
What I thought I'd do is swing into JoAnn's and get some Seahawks logo'd cotton and make an infinity scarf. When I got to JoAnn's on the Saturday before I left - they didn't have any Seahawks logo'd fabric.
What I did find was a deep blue and green striped fabric with a tiny glittery silver stripe between the colors. So I bought 2.5 yards. I took it home, washed it, ironed it, played with the layout - cut out another Ottobre Sheath Dress and sewed that baby up in time to leave for the airport at 6p on Sunday!
The sleeves are elbow length with no bands and the neckband was cut with the striped going vertical rather than horizontal. After I was done I thought - I should have cut it on the bias, oh well. I put fusible interfacing in the hem of the dress and sleeves. Otherwise - nothing remarkable about construction.
This dress has seen lots of wear already in it's short lifespan. It made an appearance in San Jose with grey boots and a silver cardigan - but it was hot and the cardi got ditched early. Then on casual Friday - I wore it as pictured. And of course it made an appearance at the Superbowl watching yesterday. Most of the women there wanted their own Seahawks dress. But it will remain one of a kind.
*** While this dress might not be my best look - horizontal stripes, close fitting, clingy knit. I will say - it's comfortable and forgiving. I feel very girly and curvaceous and not necessarily as aware of the shortcoming of my shape when I wear one of the 4 dressed made from this pattern that are in heavy rotation in my closet. So - I think I will continue making this pattern and learn to accessorize to my advantage.
|you can just see the silver sparkle and neckband stripe|
going the opposite direction.
*** I am really ready for a haircut! My roots are very obvious. And long - man, my hair is getting long!
So - what do you wear that makes you feel comfortable and fabulous? Is it your 'best' look? What about the garment makes you feel that way? Is it a color, style or shape?
So - to answer my heading question - nope, not a bandwagon fan, just a *team player*.