The “60s vixen” Peony
Hello Fall… my favourite season! I think the combinations of that blue sky with a chilly air with a multitude of colour leaves.. it’s magical for someone that only knew wet or dry season. Also the colours suit my dark skin tone and any small park become a stunning photo backdrop.
Inspiration for my styling was the 60’s. I love playing with my hair and make up and my personal style so I keep trying different looks depending on my mood of the day and the Colette Peony had a MOD feel.
Fabric: 2,5 m Viscose Twill from Goldhalk road. It had beautiful little flowers in a navy backdrop.
Size and alterations: Fit is not easily achieved on this pattern.It does look ok but personally It is not the most flattening shape for me. I really not into boatneck as I got a small neck and large bust so I feel the proportion doesn’t work well. I also prefer the skirt to ‘pencil in’ instead of flare… my hourglass shape get lost If I don’t add a belt, unfortunately the one I choose was too big to do the job. The sleeves are baggy on the biceps and I’m worried if I made it smaller I couldn’t hug anyone.
I added a contrasting facing on the sleeves. Here is my darts almost forming a ‘fake’ princess seam.
In terms of sewing it is true to the denomination however because it needs for too many alterations for many sewists that tried, I would classify this as slightly difficult.
Year: Modern with vintage feel.
Details and Notions: I used a ribbon and button instead of hook and eye and 24′ invisible zipper. Adding my label. I don’t like them much and during the textile exhibition I went this week I got a supplier and beautiful samples so I hope to choose a better one.
Pattern skill: Invisible zipper and pin tucks near the hemline in contrasting red thread.
Time to complete: 4 hours
First worn: Today, a very grey and cloudy english autumn day.
Will you make it again? Unsure.
What did you particularly like or dislike about this pattern: I don’t like gathers on my stomach area so they became darts.
Total cost: £20