While I was there, I spotted this gorgeous rosy cotton sateen. I love cotton sateen. Possibly my second favourite fabric after Japanese cotton. It was only $6/m, so I had to have some.
I got 2.5m with nothing in particular in mind, but I have been wanting to make another Macaron from Colette Patterns. So I thought I would try my hand at another made up in my rosy sateen:
What do you think? It fits well.
I also did a lapped, handpicked zipper, using the Cupcake Goddess' Instructions:
I'm not sure though - does this have enough 'lap'? I think I need to 'lap' them more.
The sleeves turned out well:
I wore it out last night to dinner with Michael. I paired it with a little black cardi, some (new!) black suede boots I got for 70% off at a sale, and my Lady Grey Coat for while we were out and about. And.... with my new haircut! What do you think? It is pretty short!
On a side note, do any of you have gluten allergies? What does it feel like? I seem to be unable to eat wheat-y foods anymore. Not a sewing topic, but would be great to hear from anyone!
Tomorrow I'll have a post about my 'casual' outfit. The party is tonight, and I've decided what I will wear. Have a good weekend!