Do any of you remember the cute clothes Mary Tyler Moore wore on the old Dick Van Dyke show? That's what Vogue 8886 reminds me of...I love the cap sleeves and collar!
This beautiful brocade is a mystery fabric I found at an estate sale a few years ago. It washes and dries beautifully and based on a burn test I'm guessing it is some blend of cotton and Rayon.
This was a simple pattern to put together and I think the most time consuming part was the roll in the collar. The zip I used was too short to allow this close fitting top to go my dress form and this garment really needed to be steam-set around a pair of shoulders. So, I padded a hanger with a thick towel and then tucked a tightly rolled kitchen towel up into the collar and shaped it. I then went over it several times with my steamer and let it dry completely.
If you have never used a professional steamer it will change your life! I was lucky enough to inherit one from my sister when they paired down two households into one and she had an extra Jiffy steamer. I lovingly call him "Swamp Thang" and he is awesome:
I really like this outfit and aside from a few fitting adjustments described on my Pattern Review, it was easy and fun. Thanks for stopping by!