In January, I continued working on that giant heap of velour which found its way to my house in November or so.
I signed up for a service called Acorn TV - British TV, streaming over the computer, for $30 per year - and bought myself a HDMI cable so I can hook the laptop to the TV. It sounds like I actually know what I'm doing, doesn't it? Anyway, Acorn is for those of us who love Masterpiece Theatre and the like. So, I was watching a Midsomer Murder a while back, and they had a singer in a 1940s style club wearing a dress with a lovely scalloped neckline. This dress, made from New Look 6567, likely purchased around 1995, was close to it. It took a few alterations, and I thought the definition of the neckline would be greater than it is, but I do like it overall. I'm thinking I might try this pattern again soon, because I do love princess seamed dresses.
Back in December, I made a dress and jacket from a blue and purple velour. Well, the velour was neither very heavy nor very soft, but the pattern was interesting. So I turned it into a variation of New Look 6015, which I've made before. I like the ties at the neck. It's worn with a winter white stretch knit elastic waisted skirt, adapted from McCall's M3341.
Last is this dress made from Vogue pattern 9771, which I lengthened to have an a-line skirt. This is "heathered yellow" velour, pretty heavy weight, warm and soft. I have not worn it yet, because I think it needs a black belt. Note to self: "heathered" means spotty gray, which is a look with which I'm not terribly enamored. Try to avoid that again.