|The pattern was not part of the parcel, I bought it a long time ago (2 years ago maybe) and haven't done anything with it yet. But will you look at that fabric...!|
You may not see it very well on the picture, but this design by Celia Forrester actually consists in a Picasso-esque mixture of music instruments parts - guitar, keyboard, drums, trumpet, saxophone,double bass...now that's what I call a loud print!
So, yes, I'm going to turn it into a Ginger. It's not a vintage pattern or even a reissue, but I plan to make a few alterations to give it that 1940s vibe :
- lengthen it a little (if necessary) so it hits just below the knee,
- maybe slash and spread the skirt pannels to make it a bit more flared,
- add patch pocket with flaps and buttons to match the fabric (have yet to find these...)
- make a lapped zipper. I'm feeling a bit anxious about this as it will be my first, and is the waistband not going to prevent me from installing such a kind of zipper? If anyone could give me some advice about it, that would be great!