Sunday, April 22, 2012

Cardigan....uh, not so much

Now this is just basted and pinned and the ties aren't finished so the wrong side shows. This reminds me of what the dental hygienist might put on at work (no offense, dental hygienists). This is a representative shirt/pant selection, but I actually went with a sleeveless shirt because the fabric is so thin and shows all lumps.
I chose the blue because I thought it would go with all my neutrals - brown, black, etc. Sandra wanted me to do a black and white stripe, but I didn't have time to look at that fabric.
I'm reminded of my mother's robe from the 70's-early 80's. I blame the fabric entirely - it's SLINKY.
Here's my current cardigan. Maybe it's more professional because the sleeves are straight? Do flared sleeves indicate party time? Or it's such a severe color maybe?
I can shorten and straighten the sleeves, shorten the length slightly, and I'm thinking about using a coordinating grosgrain ribbon (that's actually the other view), but I don't know if I'd wear this to work. The fabric is not professional (and I doubt it has any ethics).
Time to weigh in people. Brutal honesty. You can even mention how old I look without my makeup on, and how I didn't take the time to put on socks or tie my shoes. Or that my bathroom needs cleaning.

10 comments:

Sheila said...

If you do straight sleeves and shorten it like the black one.. That would work. I am not going to comment on how you look... Right now I am in Madea mode...lol

Pammie said...

I do like it however; hahaha, I wear these all the time too (except most are cashmere or merino wool - at work! My go-to item. Great job on the attempt - perhaps a better fabric would produce a more palatable (haha, dental humor) result!

Kitschy Coo said...

I don't think it's bad at all!

RobbieK said...

Ahem, I wore slinky to work all the time. It can be a very practical fabric for our area: washes, dries, doesn't wrinkle. I do think the sleeves would be better if they were more closely fitted.

I like it and I think you'll find it to be more practical than you think right now. Give it a chance.

Sister said...

Sheila - HA - I would love a Madea comment! And I will take everybody's advice and adjust the sleeves and give it a chance, but I really want to try a different fabric next. Robbie, you're right - it's a low-maintenance fabric so I'll keep it....for something.

Nancy said...

It is too conservative foryou! Try something with a little more edge. What about using Decolorant and a stencil?

Sister said...

Hey Nancy! Actually, I was thinking of some edgy ribbon, but the decolorant is an interesting idea. (Not being a fabric artist, I'm assuming that bleaches a design on the fabric?)

Nancy said...

It bleaches out the color and puts another one in all at the same time. My friend uses a lot of it. I havent seen it used on slinky so I would play on scraps first.

Nancy said...

It bleaches out the color and puts another one in all at the same time. My friend uses a lot of it. I havent seen it used on slinky so I would play on scraps first.

Sister said...

Cool!