I like the bows, but I think mine will be less a bow and more a scarf treatment/cravat. I especially like the striped version with sleeves and yoke in one- I want to try my hand at drafting it. Should I put the buttons on the front or the back? I’m in a bit of a back-buttoning mood lately.
I like the lace yoke version, though I’d probably opt for a plain neckline with the lace and make it in white. For summer. A local place has absolutely exquisite guipure cotton lace fabric on sale- $24.95/m. I’ve seen it there before for over $100/m and always took time to admire it.
As I read that my brain said “Why wait for summer? Why white?” What if I used black sale guipure? Where’s the line between “classy” and “racy” with black lace? Where’s the line between “pretty” and “saccharine” with white?
I have some black shadow-stripe cotton ready to go… I know I said no black clothes this year, but my go-to black blouse died.
Or… That lace could become some Emma Watson-inspired shorts / k.heps / culottes / 7/8 pants. Some ideas come back to roost.
(I went shopping today. It was weird. Luckily I had a guide. What’s the opposite of Make Do and Mend? Shopping, that’s what. Can I show you my new stockings next time?)