I was feeling uninspired by a couple of looks in my proposed Spring 2012 mini-collection, so I decided to revisit them.
The first image below replaces the original Look#1, which I decided was too boring since the design of the skirt was simply a repeat of the silhouette seen in the two dresses; in addition I felt the blouse was bordering on “dowdy,” even with the sheer layer. So I’ve added some design interest to the skirt in the form of two panels of tweed that are layered like shutters over an under-panel of the coral sateen. (For a reminder of the fabrics I’m using, click here.) The blouse now features a cut-out neckline and I’ve sketched it worn loose instead of tucked in, which is more comfortable and youthful:
This next image replaces the original Look#3, which simply wasn’t developed beyond the sweater. I’ve rescued it by adding a pair of knickers which take inspiration from my latest project, but were prompted by my good friend Becki who asked that I please bring my knickers to Charleston for our Memorial Day weekend trip. Since wool knickers would be much too hot for Charleston in May, I decided to make another pair in summer-appropriate cotton — thank you Becki for the idea! The knickers are slim cut with a front closure reminiscent of sailor pants; they have button down cuffs:
I hope you find these design revisions more inspiring. Certainly they will be more fun to wear!
Check back this weekend for pictures of a muslin sample of my Spring 2012 coat.