I want to make something relatively simple but classy and stylish. I already have the shoes which limits my color options to eggplant, plum and black. I'm one of those people that needs everything to match.
|Gallery Mary Jane by Sofft|
I bought the December issue of Burda Style Magazine hoping to make this dress:
|Burda Style 12/2011 (107)|
I also thought about the Colette Licorice dress from the Colette Sewing Handbook.
|Colette Licorice dress|
Something about this dress just doesn't do it for me. I love it in theory. It seems like it would make a great party dress but I don't know. It seems a bit matronly. Perhaps it's the sleeves that just aren't doing it for me.
While browsing on Pinterest, I came across this lovely dress by Kate Spade:
|Liana Dress by Kate Spade|
I know that I need to post photos of my Peony but I'm not feeling photogenic right now and I also need to make some adjustments.
It never dawned on me before that I would need to make adjustments for my shoulders...until I made my Peony. The dress fit marvelously except for the neckline. It rises up over my shoulders as if it's too large. For the life of me I couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong.
I consulted my Busy Woman's Fitting Book by Nancy Zieman (thanks Half-Price Books)...too bad I didn't consult it before I finished the dress. Turns out, I should have been making adjustments for my square shoulders. D'oh! I think the boat neckline of the Peony dress makes this adjustment more necessary which is probably why it never dawned on me to make it before.
A black Peony would be excellent. I could get more wear out of it. Would it be too plain? Hmm. Decisions, decisions.