According to Tim Gunn (in this month’s Redbook) I need an anorak for fall. The fact that I happen to love anoraks had me wondering why I don’t own one.
My first thought fabric-wise was a beautiful turquoise silk from my stash. But then, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that something neutral would be more practical. So I have decided on this charcoal linen/silk blend that came from Maggi’s For Fine Fabrics (yes, years and years ago). I bought these Cartier-inspired buttons at the same time because they looked so awesome together. I’ll have to see what I have in the zipper department but what I’m thinking is a zip-front with buttoned pockets and cuffs. I did consider a button front but, since I’ll probably be wearing this open, these buttons would be far too heavy (and too much bling!) for this fabric. It has been ages since I used a gold button! I think we all OD’d on them in the 80s and 90s but I feel it’s time to glam things up a little, don’t you?
ETA: The only zipper I have in my collection that matches is this one. I’m not wild about it (I was hoping for something with silver teeth, sigh) and will only consider using it if I make a concealed zipper placket.
When I was putting the buttons away I discovered that I also have these in a mini (5/8″) version so a button placket is now an option as well! The two sizes I showed you earlier are on the right.
Okay, back to the Hawaii 5-O marathon on Spike as I tidy up. Did you know that I lived on Oahu when Hawaii 5-O was on the air? I’m not excited about the remake but I am enjoying seeing the original series again!