Colette’s Seamworks’ Astoria is fast replacing both their Mabel and their Ginger in my affections it would seem 🙂 Here’s my third (not counting my flop of a first effort) version, which I just about managed to squeeze out of the leftovers from my recent Coco.
I couldn’t quite manage to add any extra length in the bodice from the pieces left, so I attempted it via the waistband instead, which kind of worked, but resulted in it being a bit ‘floppy’. You can see in the photos that I’ve ended up with a kind of pleated effect where the bottom of the bodice meets the waistband. But I’m willing to live with this, as just a little bit of extra length in this design means it’s a lot more wearable. When I do allow myself to go shopping again, I definitely need a few more pairs of higher waisted jeans to go with all these Astorias…
That said, this version has turned out to be a dressier version with the slight blouson-effect at the waist, which I’m really liking. It’s amazing how different fabrics result in such different effects isn’t it? This is a much lighter-weight fabric than my previous two (with a little less stretch too) so I’m thinking it would be great dressed up for a nice lunch out, which I really wasn’t expecting.
Hands firmly on hips in these shots 😉