Why am I suddenly, desperately craving beaded shawls? Has the combination of repeated watchings of the Crimson Peak trailer + images from Jupiter Ascending made me crave funereal sparkle more than usual?
Culling my clothes and holding a sale is definitely in my future, because I am falling in love with long and skirted riding-style jackets, and less enamored of waist-length blazers and whatnot, (I’m even thinking of (eventually) getting the skirted waistcoat in black AND red, which would make the RealHusband very happy. He likes it when I wear deep red.)
I suspect the RealHusband (and some other folks - Jola and Ashbet, ahem) are using mind-control rays on me, because I am filled with an overwhelming craving to add more burgundy/wine items to my wardrobe. ALL the burgundy velvet! I want it! I must get this jacket! (The hat would be awesome, too.)
Really, why is a gray crushed velvet frock coat-ish sort of thing so dratted difficult to find? Yes, I could just buy the right fabric and hand it to the Infamous BlueJay, but she’s booked until April. (Making outfits for the Vampire Ball, so I really can’t complain.)
Gray. Crushed velvet. Frock coat. Why is this so hard?
idreamofcorsets answered: could you find a pattern online and make it yourself? some antique patterns are on amazon.
Heh. Frock coats involve princess seams and sleeves, two things which have historically thwarted my sewing attempts. The Infamous BlueJay, bless her black and bitter heart, has tried to teach me the ways of doing such things. Multiple times.
Altering and tailoring thrift store finds? No problem! Making full, ruffled skirts? Sure! Sewing something with princess seams or sleeves. ::twitch twitch twitch::