But when I saw this suit on Gertie's Blog for Better Sewing, I fell madly in love. It's perfect! Feminine fit, not fussy in the details, and a full skirt. Well. It's *almost* perfect, because a full circle skirt out of wool is a wee bit much for me to carry off. http://www.craftsy.com/class/Sew-Retro-The-Starlet-Suit-Jacket/56
This is where knowing your body and what works and what doesn't fits in. While my lack-of-hips is something that I generally work around with a full skirt, I don't want the bulk on my abdomen that a circle skirt provides. What to do? Well, I surfed around on the internet a bit, and realised that a six-gore skirt might be just the trick. It can be made quite full on the bottom (I need balancing out) but remains flat over the upper belly. (I have a pinterest board up for all my musings: http://pinterest.com/hearthrose/suit-a-la-gertie/ which has pictures of the various items under discussion)
I'm going to be remaking a six-gore walking skirt that I have in my closet, so that should be a good trial for flattery, and I need some summer skirts in general, so between the two, I should *hopefully* get a solid idea of "will this look good" well before I touch scissors to wool.
Oh. You want to see? Yes. Of course you do. I found the most beautiful geranium-colored melton wool.
And no, no one touches the wool with anything until we're very very certain about what comes next.
Off for a busy week... I hope to sew soon!