Sunday, March 1, 2020

Periwinkle Paired with Shades of Blue

Well, it's March 1st, so this coat should be perfectly weather appropriate.  But wait . . . I wore a sundress to work two days ago, so no, February in the Bay Area no longer requires wool outerwear, or so it seems.  And although it has cooled down slightly to a high of 60 degrees, I still don't see myself wearing a heavy wool coat anytime soon.

This is one of the projects that I actually completed last year, but never got around to posting photos on the blog.

I had wanted to make a version of this Vintage Vogue reproduction for years.  I even started making a pink version probably 10+ years back which turned out to be a questionable fabric choice, and I just didn't have the heart to finish it.

And then this periwinkle colored wool showed up in my life.  It is also probably not the perfect choice for this garment (it could use a little more drape and maybe a little less weight), but I do love it.

I have a habit of making coats that don't match a whole lot of clothing options in my wardrobe, and just when I was afraid that this would become yet another, I remembered this 1940s reproduction that I made back in 2010.

Which happens to be a perfect match for my coat.

And it gave me a reason to pull out my favorite snood.

I have stepped away from the 1940s silhouette a bit, but I think I need to revisit the era.  Because there are some fabulous silhouettes to be found with amazing details that I look for in my sewing projects.

And now I have the perfect top layer!

Coat:  Made by me, Vogue 2475
Dress:  Made by me, Hollywood 1449 from Vintage Pattern Lending Library
Snood:  Made by me, "Perky Snood"
Gloves:  Vintage
Earrings:  Vintage reproduction
Shoes:  Seychelles "Little Owl"