My plans to make a spring jacket have been postponed for now. I found out late last week Alan and I will be attending a 50th wedding celebration, vow reaffirmation and reception on June the 2nd in OKC. It will be a formal affair. I've had a pattern waiting in the wings for just such an opportunity. And, it just so happens, I was meeting Claire Kennedy in OKC for lunch Saturday. Talk about all the planets being aligned! LOL. After lunch we ran over to Helen Enox and browsed fabrics. I found a beautiful dusky purple dupioni for the slacks and shell. I really wanted lace for the jacket but we just couldn't find anything we both liked. But we found some really cool burnout silk chiffon that is fantastic.
This the look I'm going to try to achieve, although I'll probably make the pants a tad longer. Both the shell and the pants will be lined. I'll probably make the jacket first since there's really not a lot of fitting involved with it. I don't have a trouser TNT, so I'll have to make a muslin and I've enlisted Claire's help in tweaking it. Since I'll be cutting the shell out with the leftovers from the pants, I'll wait to do both pieces until after the jacket and the pants muslin is complete.
Don't you just love the colors?