As I lost myself in pattern catalogs yesterday, I came upon both of these lovely designs.I thought of all of you and how the sophisticated, free-flowing, overlapped seaming would allow for flexibility and comfort, and add eloquent design elements that add interest to asymmetrical areas.
The white jacket has a concealed snap fastening it. It could be replaced by a bling or covered button, depending on the style of the Classy Client. Bling buttons are a simple way to accessorize without bother or worrying of things becoming misplaced. I also love the inward pleat on the three-quarters sleeves. It adds some room for easy movement, but does away with the bulk around the lower arm. Love it! The sleeve can easily be shortened.
The orange set caught my eye because of the side overlap. I can’t see us ever utilizing skirt pattern due to the bulky front . But, look at that top! I can go a zillion directions with that, both formal and casual! Again, buttons play a primary role here — but they are on the side where you don’t have to worry about being injured or tangled up during transfer. The large darts running from bottom edge to bust line will allow easy tailoring so the top won’t ride up. I used a similar design element on the back of Classy Client Jane Hash’s orange top/skirt set with a gorgeous button for the fastener. It was the solution to several design challenges and it allows unencumbered movement and fun peekaboo elements in the back.
Our designs lean towards actual buttons and button holes as opposed to snaps or hooks/eyes. We feel that the buttons are more secure during transfer.