I’m forming a cult. Thou shalt gird thyself with contrasting obi-wrap belts and lightweight linens and licensed cotton prints and dance by the light of the moon to our patron goddess Lisette. A household shrine shall be displayed in thy dwelling to Lisette- Our Lady of Perpetual Tunic. *As with all good organizations, nudity is of course optional. *Yes, I feel strongly about the Lisette pattern group. You should have seen this coming. The gleam in my eye was a little rabid when the first series came out, but as the group grew and I saw more and more on Pattern Review and blogs, I have developed a serious fixation. Is it wrong? How can it be wrong when I feel so pretty? Here I am last sunday in the leggings my husband hates- I snuck into his numerous pictures of dilapidated barns to get these pictures- boy was he thrilled! I was looking a little dilapidated myself this past weekend, I fell right in with his motif!
So I used a stash fabric- I know, shocking- I actually used a pattern I owned and fabric I own- do you hear the apocalyptic hoof beats???
I’ve been saving this paisley pinwale corduroy from fabric.com for something special- it kept screaming ‘skirt’ and I keep screaming, ‘no, too Emma Pillsbury’ and we stopped speaking for a few weeks. But we reconciled and decided on the Lisette.
I plan a contrasting obi-belt, but just can’t decide on what to use. Maybe a heavy pink woven, something textural? Suggestions are of course welcome. Cuz I just know I’d look as thin as the model if I had the right obi belt!
I was thinking that the sleeves were a little flat so I pleated the cuff and added 2 buttons for fancy sake. I love the yoke on this pattern and the soft gathering. I cut the hem off straight- the husband announced a quirky dislike of the rounded shirt tail style. Huh, you just never know whats going to strike him oddly. Perhaps he was once attacked by a clown in an exagerated shirt tail costume. I’ll have to look into that.
Photo credits: Pattern Review, little me