My dad always insisted that I climb right back into the saddle -- bad advice in my opinion -- especially if you're still nervous and shaky with possible internal bleeding after a super-sensitive 1,200 pound animal just ran 50 mph and threw you in the dirt (or pavement). But I do understand where he was coming from. Nonetheless, I followed my best instincts and gave my finger a couple of days rest before I sat at my Bernina and finished the purple blouse. No need to rush things.
I think it is so beautiful in this fabric that I've left it on my dress form so that I can admire it every time I walk by. It's technically not finished, since I haven't decided whether or not to insert shoulder pads. I skipped them with the rayon version, as I liked it better without. I haven't tried them on the silk version yet, but am leaning toward leaving them off here also.
|Vogue 9771 in silk crepe de chine.|
What I do love is the gentle drape of the cowl. It's not too deep -- I prefer a higher neckline, since this is for the office -- and it's not too heavy. Just right for me. I also like the 3/4 length sleeves -- an adjustment I made, also just right for me. And I would DEFINITELY sew with this fabric again. Gorgeous! By the way, Ann is having a 24-hour sale and this fabric is included.