|Acne Cocoon Coat|
I remembered this Anne Klein pattern from a few years ago- Vogue 1128. It's out of print now. There was only 1 review of the coat part of the pattern on Patternreview.com, and that review didn't have a photo, so that should have been my first clue that maybe I should skip this one.
|Anne Klein Vogue Pattern 1128|
Now, for what I don't like- the dropped sleeves aren't a good look on me. They make me look dumpy. The color is horrible on me. SO disappointed in that, but it just washes me out. I pulled out these turquoise gloves and scarf to counteract that. I think that if I had chosen a black or a bright color, I would have loved it. But the color combined with the oversized look is not good.
Regardless, I'm going to wear it! It feels as nice as those 1000 Euro coats at Acne. I did learn some good lessons:
1. No more "mocha" no matter how delicious it sounds.
2. Don't use the really good fabrics on an untested style for my body.
I think that part of the fun of sewing is the gambling aspect of it. Sometimes you win, sometimes you don't!
Have you ever gone out on a limb to try a new style? What were your results?