The fabric, from Fashionista Fabrics is really unusual. Besides having little shots of gold thread throughout (there I go again, with that inner magpie) it also has a texture knitted in. So, in the right light, there are smooth sections, and rougher sections all put together to look like waves. I tried to photograph this, but the camera was having none of it. In fact, I didn’t notice it until the top was in natural sunlight.
I also realized a couple of “gotchas” this time around:
- The cowl / funnel neck only has a turned under hem, so it is important that the fabric look good from both sides, as both sides show.
- Drape is also significant to get the neckline to lay flat, otherwise the cowl will behave more like a turtleneck, which I guess is fine, if you need a mask for a quick robbery!
- Fabric selection is key