Friends, I have kicked my dark purple streak for Project #3 of 30:60...but I've definitely fallen hard for magenta.
I acquired McCall's 5226 several months ago, and immediately fell in love with view C (boat neck with V in the back). Since the pattern I bought is for a 34 inch bust, I had to make some adjustments on my end. I decided to try my hand at enlarging with a satin remnant that I picked up from the Textile Discount Outlet. (Remnant bin - third floor - my version of heaven)
Now that it is finished, I will freely admit I am quite in love with the color and style.
The V in the back is flattering, but definitely needs to be pressed before each wear. Also, the darts need to be pressed back into shape. Satin seems to have a mind of its own sometimes - it never wants to lay as flat as I would like.
The biggest shock of all (besides the fact that I actually managed to fit this well) was that I had a zipper in my stash to match the fabric. *High fives self*
For my first foray out with it, I paired it with my black and white houndstooth skirt (altered hand-me-down) and some black tights. I also wore a black sweater in the office - we aren't supposed to have sleeveless shirts.
Pardon the wrinkles, please. I had been sitting for many hours.
(Thanks to Liz for taking my photo!!)
I can't wait to see how this looks paired with my Simplicity 3688 trousers. And I think I need to make a fabulous little jacket or bolero to pair with this. Do I have more magenta in my stash? Because I think this might become a new favorite color of mine...
and my mind is off and running!
Have a marvelous day, all - stay warm!