This weekend, I moved on to the dark slate blue velour. The first item up was another version of the Vogue dress, pattern 8409 View B. I really like this pattern. Note that the color in this picture is MUCH brighter than it is in reality. There's a picture later on that comes much closer to the reality of it.
Next was a modification of Butterick's pattern 3389. The original buttons up the front, which I don't much like, but I did like the princess seaming of the top. I also lengthened the sleeves to 3/4 length, inspired by the fact that it was 35 degrees out and the snow might be melting a little bit. I know I'm an optimist, but hope springs eternal!
Last was a top inspired by a short sleeved burnt orange top I bought in an outlet mall in Rhode Island around 1976. That was the only orange top I've ever loved, and it still resides in a drawer here, in sad shape, but still inspirational. I found the basis for this top in New Look pattern 6015, view D, and took off from there. I think I love this top, too, and may well make it again.
The color of this velour appears much more vivid in all of these pictures than it is in reality. This detail shot of the neckline is a very good approximation of the actual color, which is very close to gray.
GMarie also brought to my attention "Me-Made March", in which participants are encouraged to wear their own creations, and post pictures of each day's outfits. Easy enough, right, other than the picture part? Anyway, I signed on, and I'll doubtless just post summaries on the weekends, and maybe even try to remember when I made each thing.
Up next: rethreading my serger, and trying out some tan velour fabric. Hope you're all having a great weekend!