The Invitation read “Fire and Ice Night – Wear Red or White.” Sounded like fun. But what to wear?
Off to the Stash!
The Fabric Stash contained a gorgeous sheer silk and metal fabric with an ice-like shimmer. Not white – but silver and even better than white!
The Pattern Stash contained Simplicity 5311, which included a simple jacket.
The jacket pattern was modified so that all the edges were curved to allow for a simple bias trim edging. A taupe/sliver/grey brocade was used to make the bias trim.
The sleeves were shortened to 3/4 length and the back cut several inches longer than the front – perfect for wearing over a long white top and light grey leggings!
As the fabric was sheer, french seams were used.
Sewing with partially metal fabric was a new experience. Who would have thought metal ravels??
The metal content also gives new meaning to the word “iron” (pun intended.) The creases from years in the Stash would not iron out. Once finished, the jacket had to be dry cleaned.
Alas, the jacket has yet to be worn. The flu saw to it that the only Fire and Ice of our evening was due to fever and chills!
But it hangs at the ready – just in case!