Well, the aubergine linen gown is finished!
|yes, it's the same picture. I forgot to get a new one.|
This is actually the undergown to the outfit I'm putting together for Candlemas - which I've hinted at, but never fully discussed, mostly because I've been angry with this outfit, confused by it, disappointed with it, and I've gone back to the drawing board *3* times in the past two months. And I still haven't decided entirely which design to go with:
|L-R: short sleeve, wide open front; bell sleeve, front laced; bell sleeve with semi-detached shoulder and side laced|
At this particular moment, I'm leaning heavily towards the first one. More of the undergown's sleeves show, open-front lacing looks awesome on me, and it will need a little contrast panel under the lacing on the outer layer (so as to cut down on the visually-confusing effect of two layers of lacing, while still allowing the lacing on the aubergine gown underneath to show at the top)...and I love those. :)
In any case, the overgown is a forest green linen. I think it'll look smashing with the aubergine underneath. I suppose I'd better at least start cutting it out, since Candlemas is in *checks calendar* like 42 days. o_o
|Fabric-store.com's softened emerald|