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Thursday, 21 February 2013

SWAP thoughts (updated)

So I'm thinking about taking this jacket, and basing the SWAP around it.
I need to have a bit of a think how that's going to work. Its perhaps a little hard to see but this is a navy/grey/white herringbone wool jacket with a light blue lining. I think the jacket would work well with both more tailored and more casual items in the SWAP collection, and by changing round the accessories a bit change the tone, brown leather for casual, but black leather for smart. It is a slightly longer length though so not sure how that would work with the dress or skirts. It was great with navy trousers and blue and white striped shirt today.
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Updated to add here it is popped into the SWAP, with the navy skirt removed and the red skirt reinstated, and I'm not feeling the love. Much as I love the jacket, it really does only seem to work with pants.

4 comments:

Jenni said...

Hmm, I'm not sure I am feeling the love either but perhaps if you had a trying on session with skirts of different shapes you might find a style that worked and could consider making a skirt in that style rather than the planned style?

SewRuthie said...

Well I think if I see what it looks like with the dress it'll give me the answer, but I'm sure I recalled form past sessions with two other similar jackets that trousers or a long straight skirt are the only way to go, and as such its not a very flexible item in the wardrobe.

Chris Lucas said...

Maybe it needs a little more splash of colours around it...perhaps some florals will give it a boost?

ejvc said...

IMO it's too long to wear with skirts, unless you wear long skirts. It's also seemingly very boxy. I'd try a shorter jacket with a waist seam. Just my opinion.