The “Jet Setting” Outfit
Fabric: Light grey cotton flannel from Vogue Fabrics in Chicago, $10 for two and a half yards but I haven’t use it all
Pattern: Simplicity 7127
Notions: 7″ zipper $.50, 4 buttons from stash
Time to complete: 9 hours (9 eps of The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes)
First worn: For pictures
Wear again? Definitely
Total price: $10.50
Surprise! I was in Chicago last week! For only 8 hours! It was for work and I was absolutely exhausted when I got home. I had just enough time after my work thing to run into Vogue for 40 minutes before I had to get on the train back to the airport to catch my flight back to Detroit. But I did it because it was important to sample the local fare!
This fabric was only $4 a yard but the fiber content was unknown. I suspected it was a poly blend – which I’m trying to stay away from – but this was such a good price, and feels really wonderful! So I did a burn test when I got home and I still think it has some polyester in it, but not much because it burned like a cotton.
Anyway, I was originally planning for this to be another Simplicity 6933 like my Mad Men dress, but then I remembered this pattern that I hadn’t done up yet. I felt really odd about having a matching top and bottom like on the envelope, and I probably won’t wear them together ever again. Also, I’d like to have the top more fitted.
I also intended to make a little jacket with the fabric I had left over, but time didn’t allow. I decided to use my Black Friday putting finishing touches on things around the new place (hanging pictures and curtains) instead of sewing.