Ask my husband, and he’ll tell you that almost every time we watch an old movie on TCM, I’m running over to the TV with my phone so I can get a picture of a costume that I find inspiring.
I was totally inspired for this next one…by Ann Miller in Two Tickets to Broadway. I used the same pattern (M7513) as I did for the jacket in this post. And again, I also did some dyeing for it. Instead of marbling though, I did a full dunk of color. I used RIT dye again, and I did a little bit of color mixing (thanks to RIT’s website full of dye recipes) to achieve this periwinkle hue. Here’s how it came out:
It took a little searching to find some appliques I thought would work the best. I finally decided on these from Mood fabrics. They ended up giving just the look I was hoping for.
Leather look pants helped with that edgy aesthetic I was going for ;)
The trim I used was a combination of a normal braid trim with faux leather.
I contemplated making the collar the same periwinkle shade, but ultimately thought it would do well as a contrast piece.
Belt: BCBGeneration (many years ago); Leather look pants from H&M (last year); Shoes: hand-me-down from a friend!