Readers! Sewers-along! How's it going? I don't have a sewing post for today (tomorrow though!) but I did want to get your opinions on a design issue I'm having with my coat. When I tried on the partially constructed bodice (see above), I found I liked the look of the contrast collar. I started to worry that the collar in the lace/wool would be way too much muchness.
I gave it a test run.
It seems a little much, right? It's almost like the beauty of the fabric gets lost when there's too much of it.
I tried draping some black wool crepe on it.
And then, as an experiment, I tried ivory.
And then I remembered this blog post by sew-along moderator Liz about vintage coat details. I loved this Lilli Ann jacket she included. (I am a HUGE Lilli Ann fan; just Google "Lilli Ann suit" and you'll see what I mean.)
Wouldn't it be cool to do some sort of contrast inset on the collar? I mocked it up with some bias silk ribbon.
What do you all think? Which one is your preference?
Thanks for helping me out with this one!